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Google Honors Charlie Chaplin With Online Doodle

Continuing its streak of honoring famous personalities on its search engine, Google has celebrated iconic actor Charlie Chaplin’s 122nd birthday with a doodle video.

The doodle features a Google-produced short film displaying the antics of the great comedian made famous for his situational comedy.

The video, which can be viewed directly from Google’s search engine home page, begins with Charlie Chaplin sitting on a public bench, cooking and reading a Google newspaper. He later distresses a painter who is painting a portrait of the Google logo ( (opens in new tab)).

Chaplin then eventually helps a roadside food seller sell a cupcake for $2 to an unsuspecting police man.

Charlie Chaplin had a successful career in Hollywood, winning three Academy Awards The actor was born in London in 1889 and is famous for playing diverse roles, from a lovable tramp to a spoof on Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a movie.

Google started the tradition of celebrating festivals, important events and celebrity birthdays when co-founders Sergey Bring and Larry Page posted a doodle in 1998, informing users that they were attending the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.