On the Rightful Place of a Clown

I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. 

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy. (source: Wikipedia)

originally published on The Minot Voice: January 30, 2015

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