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New £40m Charlie Chaplin museum planned in Switzerland
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A new 40 million pound museum at the former home in Switzerland of cinema legend Charlie Chaplin is to open in 2016.

The now run-down Manoir de Ban, where Chaplin died in 1977, was bought by a Luxembourg investment firm in 2008.

The silent film star spent his last 25 years on his 14-hectare estate on the banks of Lake Geneva.

The new museum has been backed by his children Michael, Eugene and Victoria.

Chaplin fled to Switzerland from the US when he was in his 60s, facing accusations of being a communist sympathizer at the height of the McCarthy-era political witch-hunts.
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