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Lita Grey

Actress Lita Grey

Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: Known mostly for her tumultuous marriage to screen legend Charlie Chaplin, whom she married in secret and pregnant at age 16. She had first worked with him aged 12 in a small part in "The Kid" (1921). They divorced in 1927 because of Chaplin's numerous affairs.

Born: April 15, 1908
Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Died: December 29, 1995 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1924-11-26 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico
  • 1927-08-22 Actor Charlie Chaplin divorces his 2nd wife Lita Grey after 3 years of marriage in the largest divorce settlement at the time (US$600,000, plus trusts for children)

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