Charlie Chaplin Breaks A Record From His Grave

More than 650 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes gathered in Western Switzerland to break a world record

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While most enjoy Easter Sunday with family there's a group of more than 650 Charlie Chaplin's gathered in Western Switzerland to celebrate his 128th birth anniversary. Each wearing the black coat, bowler hat, toothbrush mustache and cane joined for the record breaking ready for action.

The celebration consisted of Charlie Chaplin fans from all across Europe who traveled unknown distances to participate in the historic event at his former home, now a museum.

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Charlie Chaplin's birthday was 128 years ago from Sunday in Walworth, England. He spent the last decades of his life in Switzerland where he died at the age of 88 on Christmas Day 1977.

Annick Barbezat-Perrin, a spokesman for the museum, told AFP, “There have been big Charlie Chaplin gatherings in the past, but this is the first to be certified by an officer of the law”.

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In it's first 12 months of operation, The Chaplin's World Museum had an astounding 300,000 visitor from around the world, far surpassing the expectations for 220,000 visitors.

Source: NDTV

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