British intelligence investigated whether Charlie Chaplin was a secret …

Here's a curious tidbit from spy history: in the 1950s, American intelligence asked Britain's MI5 to investigate the actor Charlie Chaplin on suspicions that Chaplin was a dangerous communist. But the intelligence agencies were unable to confirm that Chaplin was born in England, leading to an investigation into whether … » 2/19/12 10:00am 2/19/12 10:00am