So here goes.
Sir Charlie Chapline - 1889-1977
Starting in 1903 he toured with H.A.Saintsbury - 1869
in Charles Frohmans' 1903 production of -
'Sherlock Holmes' -
(This is a poster of Cecil Barth production with H.A.Saintsbury in it.)
Where Charlie Chaplin played Billy the page boy -
Which lead to Charlie again playing Billy with the famous William Gillette
Chaplin would tour in the roll of Billy the pageboy for almost two and a half years.
Now this is a pretty easy connection for one of the greatest actors of anyone's time.
But it doesn't stop here. (Although maybe it should)
In 1943 Charlie married Oona O'Neill
In 1944 they had a daughter, Geraldine Chaplin -
who went on to star in the 1973 (one of my all time favorite films) adaption of 'The Three Musketeers'
Which also starred Charlton Heston
Who's Sherlock Holmes connection we made in Seven Degrees of Sherlock Holmes number 8
But we could really skip the Charlton Heston connection because she is related to Billy the page boy.
(But that wouldn't be any fun.)
But the Three Musketeers connection also allows me to post pictures of one on my childhood favorites, and her connection to Sherlock Holmes.
(I like her for her acting, really!)
Who also starred in the 1973 film (with, once again, Charlton Heston)
as Constance Bonacieux -
(If there is demand, I may have to do the Raquel Welch connection again down the road.)
It seems, so far, we just can't get very far away from Sherlock Holmes.
Have a great day.