Charles Spencer Chaplin (1889-1977) was the most celebrated comedian and film-maker in the history of cinema. Nearly 40 years after his death, his screen-name “Charlie’’ still brings a smile to the face. Much has been written about his art and life. Critics and biographers have been reasonably perceptive about the throwaway mastery of his art, but not quite so about his life. This piece, although inspired by Peter Ackroyd’s biography titled Charlie Chaplin, is certainly not a review