American Icons: The Tramp

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This is silent film's most memorable character.

With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character — the Tramp. The Tramp hardly made it out of the silent film age, but as Sara Fishko explains, he's never left the world's imagination.

 

 

 

Video: The Tramp makes his first appearance in the 1914 film Kid Auto Races at Venice