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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Charles Chaplin 1972 Oscars

On April 16, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, Charlie Chaplin received a special honorary Academy Award. I have not seen a full version of this event since I saw it live in 1972, but this link is to an edited version of that evening. Link>

It was Academy President, Daniel Taradash who appears in this video introducing Charles Chaplin. If you watched the movie 'Chaplin', there is a line where Robert Downey Jr. says something like, 'Taradash', sounds like a spice. Daniel's clip is part of that film.

(And followers of Robert Downey Jr. should know his next film 'Iron Man' opens soon. Thanks for the question.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, a very nice moment, indeed.

Do you know who that man is, introducing Charlie chaplin?

Edna's Place said...

Thanks for the question and for visiting. I placed the answer in the main text.