Serendipity Talk: Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp Who Made Us Cry

Dan Sherman, Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp Who Made Us Cry
Wednesday, June 28
3:30-5:00 PM

Known best for his role as “The Little Tramp,” Charlie Chaplin brought laughs and tears to film audiences throughout the world through a brilliant series of films spanning the silent and sound eras. This talk will explore Chaplin’s career beginning as a poor boy on the English stage in the 1890s to a beloved but highly controversial actor more than 60 years later. We’ll discuss Chaplin’s life and contributions to film, including his work as a composer. There will be many film clips and a discussion of how Chaplin’s work developed and was received over time.

Dan Sherman has taught several courses on musical theater and film musicals at OLLI, along with many other venues in the area. He holds his PhD in economics from Cornell and recently retired as Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research.


No registration is required. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to all those subscribed to the OLLI newsletter the morning of the talk. If you do not receive the newsletter and would like to attend, please e-mail [email protected] that morning.