Oona O’Neill Chaplin. Behind Every Great Man…


41dCCmEjCuL… There is a Great Woman. One such woman, Oona O’Neill, was born on the 14 of May 1925,  in Warwick Parish, Bermuda, to talented parents, the prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill and writer Agnes Boulton. We can only assume that this saying must have been true in Oona’s case, as her true character remained an enigma till the end of her life, which she, paradoxically, lived at the side of one of world’s most famous men. Oona became the fourth and last wife of British comic and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin, shortly after she met him as an 18-year-old Brearley graduate and emerging actress. Her career never took off, partly because of her exclusive dedication to her future family, partly because of her reserved character. Here is a clip from one of her very early Hollywood auditions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=comtYS3eQwg.

The couple’s 36 year old age difference, Chaplin’s political convictions and…

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