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662 Charlie Chaplin Look-alikes Gather At His Old Home On His Birthday

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Hundreds of Charlie Chaplin fans gathered at Manoir de Ban, his former home in Vevey, Switzerland, to mark the first anniversary of a museum dedicated to the legendary actor, and his 128th birthday.

662 people, dressed as Charlie Chaplin, gathered for a group picture at Chaplin's World, Sunday.

The Chaplin fans, young and old, wore bowler hats and black suits - the costume worn by Charlie Chaplin as his iconic Little Tramp character.

It set a world record for the largest gathering of Charlie Chaplins.

A year has passed since the official opening of Chaplin's World. The museum, dedicated to the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, has already welcomed around 300,000 visitors.

Chaplin is best remembered for donning the suit and bowler hat combination to portray a bumbling vagrant striving to behave like a gentleman in the film "The Tramp."

Chaplin, who rose from humble beginnings in South London to reach a film audience of 300 million, died in 1977.

Peter Ackroyd, who has written the biography of Charlie Chaplin, regards him as "the first global celebrity."

by RTT Staff Writer

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