Charlie Chaplin in 'Limelight'
Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)
a.k.a. Charles Chaplin
Brother of Syd Chaplin
Ex-Mr. Mildred Harris
Ex-Mr. Lita Grey
Ex-Mr.
Paulette Goddard
Mr. Oona O'Neill Chaplin
Father of
Charles (Jr.), Sydney, Geraldine, and Josephine
Oona Chaplin, and James Thierree
Sunnyside (1919) [Farm Handyman]: In a dream sequence, he commits suicide by standing in the path of an oncoming car; he wakes up just before the impact. (He survives the movie in reality.)

The Kid (1921) [A Tramp]: Shot to death by a policeman in a dream sequence. (Again, he survives the movie in reality.) (Thanks to Joseph)

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) [Henri Verdoux]: Executed (off-screen) by hanging. The movie opens with a shot of his tombstone as he begins narrating from beyond the grave, then ends as he is being led to the gallows.

Limelight (1952) [Calvero]: Dies of a heart attack backstage at the theatre, after completing his comeback performance.

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