Was Charlie Chaplin Really Israel Thornstein?

His comic genius has been celebrated for a century, but was Charlie Chaplin also a master of deception? According to newly released documents, both the FBI and Britain's MI5 spent years trying to determine if the star of silent films was actually a Communist born in France under the name Israel Thornstein. On Friday, the British National Archives released previously classified documents compiled by MI5 in the 1950s revealing extensive cross-Atlantic surveillance of the British actor for...Full Story
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