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Brief Chaplin bio captures essence of ‘the Tramp’

This photo provided by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday shows the cover of the book, "Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life," by Peter Ackroyd. As Ackroyd relates in the book, the self-taught comic’s skills at pantomime fit nicely with silent films. Inside the man with the moustache, however, was a stew of anxieties fueled by a Dickensian childhood of poverty and neglect. (AP Photo/Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

“Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Peter Ackroyd

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Cheers, chants for ‘Fergie Time’ the stage show

In this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, Manchester United former manager Alex Ferguson applauds supporters before the team's English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Ninety minutes after the return of “Fergie Time” at Old Trafford, the man himself returned to the limelight - in an interview on a London stage. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

LONDON (AP) — Ninety minutes after the return of “Fergie Time” at Old Trafford, the man himself returned to the limelight — in an interview on a London stage.

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