Gwardamanġa George Farrugia
Leave your feedback
LEAVE YOUR FEEDBACK

Video ID: 1134

Submitting Feedback

Remembering the Charlie Chaplin of Malta

Description

This is an excerpt from a comedy series featuring George Farrugia, known as Charlie Chaplin of Malta.

Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, The Tramp. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death on Christmas Day in 1977.

Chaplin’s versatility extended to writing, music and sports. He was the author of at least four books, ‘My Trip Abroad’, ‘A Comedian Sees the World’, ‘My Autobiography’, ‘My Life in Pictures’ as well as all of his scripts.

He was also a composer, having written and published many songs, among them: ‘Sing a Song’, ‘With You Dear in Bombay’ and ‘There’s Always One You Can’t Forget’, ‘Smile’, ‘Eternally’, ‘You Are My Song’, as well as the soundtracks for all his films. Chaplin was one of the rare comedians who not only financed and produced all his films but was the author, actor, director and soundtrack composer of them as well.

More places from Gwardamanġa

A Maltese Christmas Tradition on Christmas Eve
Gwardamanġa
The procession of Baby Jesus is commonly held on Christmas Eve in the quiet stre...
Remembering the Charlie Chaplin of Malta
Gwardamanġa George Farrugia
This is an excerpt from a comedy series featuring George Farrugia, known as Char...
Celebrating almost 60 years of television in Malta
Gwardamanġa broadcasting in malta
Television in Malta was first introduced in 1957 but the only programmes that co...
Three Maltese acting legends perform together
Gwardamanġa charles thake maltese television
This hilarious footage from the PBS archives shows three of Malta’s best-k...
When Malta went quiet for the nation’s first TV broadcast
Gwardamanġa Charles Arrigo maltese television
At St Luke’s Hospital, patients and nurses watched together, while in Gozo...

Places Nearby

Good Friday celebrations in Malta and Gozo over the years
Valletta, Malta Easter in Malta
Holy Week has always been important in Malta and Gozo. The celebrations before E...
The Queen’s State Visit to Malta in 1967
Valletta, Malta Duke Of Edinburgh Royal Malta
Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh have been regular visitors to Malta ov...
How the entrance to Malta’s capital keeps evolving
Valletta, Malta Architect Spiteri City Gate
The entrance to Valletta has changed beyond recognition over the past six decade...
Remembering Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff
Cospicua Dom Mintoff Prime Minister of Malta
Dom Mintoff dominated the political scene in Malta for almost four decades. Born...
The historic moment Malta joined the European Union
Malta eddie fenech adami Malta EU
Malta joined the European Union in 2004. A referendum on EU membership was held ...
Malta’s love of equestrian sports over the years
MARSA horse riding
Horse racing, dressage and showjumping have been popular events in Malta for dec...
How Malta survived the Second World War
Valletta, Malta second world war malta
Malta became the most bombed place on Earth in 1942. In total, 15,000 tonnes of ...
Traditional games today’s kids in Malta miss out on
Malta traditional games
Are you old enough to remember playing with dolls, splashing in puddles and clim...
‘Move back please’: Remembering Malta’s vintage buses
Floriana Malta bus
Loved and hated in equal measure, Malta’s vintage buses were a tourist att...
Malta marks the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Valletta, Malta Easter in Malta
The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, or ‘Jum id-Duluri’ has a special p...
A look back at the Malta gas plant at Qajjenza
Birzebbuga
This interesting film from our archives shows busy workers at the gas bottling p...
There’s nowhere in Malta quite like San Anton Gardens
Attard Antoine de Paule San Anton Gardens
The San Anton Gardens in Attard are a true gem. The gardens have been open to th...