Charlie Chaplin Marries Oona O'Neill

During Chaplin's legal trouble over the Barry affair, he met Oona O'Neill, daughter of Eugene O'Neill, and married her on 16 June 1943.

He was fifty-four; she had just turned eighteen. The elder O'Neill strongly disapproved of the engagement, and refused all contact with Oona after the marriage, up until his death in 1977. The marriage was a long and happy one, with eight children. They had three sons: Christopher, Eugene and Michael Chaplin and five daughters: Geraldine, Josephine, Jane, Victoria and Annette-Emily Chaplin. Chaplin's last child was born when he was 73 years old. Oona survived Chaplin by fourteen years. She died from pancreatic cancer in 1991.