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Hollywood Memorial

Charles Chaplin Jr

Son of the famous Charlie Chaplin (could have been named Chaplin the third, because his grandfather was also Charlie); and the infamous Lita Grey, she was 12 years old when she started working for Chaplin, changing her name from McMurray to Grey because it was the color of a kitten Charlie gave her. Pushed on Chaplin by the girl’s mother, at the age of 15 she was pregnant by Chaplin and at 16 she married him. The mother’s brother, conveniently a lawyer, had pointed out the theory of statutory rape to Chaplin. In 1927, after three years of marriage they divorced, evidently part of a bigger and successful scheme by the Mother-in-Law to cash in on Chaplin. Sordid details came out about Lita and Charlie’s sex life during the divorce, and sensational headline claims that they would name five other prominent Hollywood actresses that Chaplin had slept with during the marriage forced Charlie to settle for big dollars to avoid the disclosure. Only in Hollywood, he is entombed next to the infamous Mother-in-law, and his grandmother, at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. His legendary father is buried in Switzerland, where his body was later kidnapped for ransom, but found abandoned not far from the cemetery.