Charles Spencer Chaplin III, better known as Charlie Chaplin Jr., was an American actor. He was Charlie Chaplin’s and Lita Grey’s elder son, and he is best known for his roles in 1950s films such as The Beat Generation and Fangs of the Wild. After 54 years of his death, Cass recently made headlines after the release of the hotly anticipated Netflix movie, Blonde. The movie explores the personal life of one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Marilyn Monroe.
Unsurprisingly, after being depicted in the drama film, an alleged “throuple relationship” between Marilyn Monroe, Cass Chaplin Jr., and Eddy G. Robinson Jr. is the talk of the town. The issue has become viral over social media, attracting multitudes of opinions about the actress’ possible tryst with Hollywood heroes.
Who was Cass Chaplin?
Charles Chaplin Jr., popularly known by his nickname Cass, was born on May 5, 1925, in Beverly Hills, California, USA. Geraldine, Michael, Josephine, Victoria, Eugene, Jane, Annette, and Christopher are his half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage to Oona O’Neill.
It is widely considered that he and his younger brother, Sydney, were used as puppets in their mother’s messy divorce from Charlie Chaplin, all through which much of the duo’s “dirty linen” was broadcasted in public, dramatic court hearings.
Cass completed his education at the Black-Foxe Military Institute in Hollywood and the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
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In 1958, Cass married a nurse, Martha Brown. The couple was blessed with a girl, named Susan Maree. However, the duo split ways a couple of years later due to irreconcilable differences.
Chaplin later married Susan Magness in 1962, but unfortunately, it also ended in divorce.
Cass’ acting career
Chaplin appeared in 13 films, including Limelight, in which he co-starred with his father in 1952. In 1959, he was featured in Girls Town where he played the role of the son of another renowned silent film comedian, Harold Lloyd Jr. At the Circle Theatre, now known as El Centro Theatre, he co-starred with his brother Sydney in the play Ethan Frome. In 1960, he published My Father, Charlie Chaplin, an autobiography which sheds light on his estranged relationship with his father.
He passed away at the age of 42, on March 20, 1968, in California.