Thursday, July 10, 2014

"The Little Mouse" Norman Spencer Chaplin 1919 Inglewood Park Cemetery

On October 23, 1918, Chaplin, age 29, married the popular child actress, Mildred Harris (above), who was 16 at the time. They had one son, Norman Spencer "The Little Mouse" Chaplin, born on July 7, 1919, who died three days later and is interred under the name The Little Mouse at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood California. Chaplin separated from Harris by late 1919, moving back into the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The couple divorced in November 1920, with Harris getting some of their community property and a US$100,000 settlement. Chaplin admitted that he "was not in love, now that [he] was married [he] wanted to be and wanted the marriage to be a success." During the divorce, Chaplin claimed Harris had an affair with noted actress of the time Alla Nazimova (below with Chaplin), rumored to be fond of seducing young actresses.

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