Hannah Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin’s Brilliantly Talented Mother

You’ve surely heard of Charlie Chaplin, but did you know he inherited his talent from his brilliant mother Hannah Chaplin? Okay, his dad was a talented performer too, but it was Hannah that nurtured Charlie’s skill from his youngest days – performing skits and songs and stories for him and his brother and bringing them along with her while she worked.

Why then, are all the history books filled with nothing but “Hannah Chaplin was crazy” language? The answer is complicated and Hannah’s story is quite sad, but she is certainly a Broad You Should Know, so listen now to hear the tragic tale of the woman that birthed one of the greatest creatives the entertainment industry has ever seen.