Video: Charlie Chaplin's Coffin Demanded $ 100,000
2023 Author: Vanessa Dutton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:23
The son of the main comedian of the last century, Charlie Chaplin, Eugene told an incredible story that happened to his father. More precisely, with the remains of the actor.
Answering the question of journalists about whether Eugene once wanted to continue his father's work, follow in his footsteps and take part in some kind of film, the man replied that he had already starred in a documentary about Charles. The picture was based on a story that was not entirely pleasant for the family.
“The film was based on a shocking story that happened in our family 30 years ago. Some criminals dug up Charlie Chaplin's grave and stole a coffin with his body. When we were told that my father's body had been stolen, we were shocked. It is scary to remember what happened to my mother when she saw an empty pit on the site of the grave. For the coffin with the body of our father, they demanded a ransom of 100 thousand dollars from us! The police advised us to pretend that we agree. After that, they took all the telephone booths of the city under surveillance. And the robbers were caught. When the coffin was returned to its place, the police offered to roll the grave into concrete so that nothing like this would happen again. We agreed.
In the film, I had a small role as the director of the circus. And we made a comedy to show how crazy this story is,”Eugene shared with the press.
By the way, Eugene is still related to the sphere of entertainment. The fifth child of eight children of the Chaplin family, he chose the profession of a sound engineer, worked with Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie.