Charlie Barnett is quite a name in the world of humorous acting and is considered a great comic actor of his time. This tall black man in terms of his ethnicity and American being his nationality is loved across the USA even today. Born in September 23 1954 in Bluefield West Virginia, his mother was an alcoholic and his dad was a mental patient. His childhood wasn’t a happy one. He did not have a good education either.
But being an illiterate never seem to have bothered him as this man was able to achieve a remarkable success in his short lifetime. Charlie began his career as a comedian doing stand up acts in the streets of New York and Washington DC. It was his unique comic timing and larger than life attitude that eventually earned him his TV shows, movies and every height of success. He was a natural. The facial expression, the body language, and the hand gestures everything he did was funny. One cannot simply imitate all of that. Children, adults and even gay people would fill the fountain in Washington Square to watch him perform. At the peak of his success during the 70s and 80s numerous gossips about Charlie dating his girlfriend was a regular. His craze was such among his female fans that they would have his shirtless pictures in their bedroom. By 30s Charlie had the world on his feet.
The fan following, the popularity, the celebrity life style and tons of money. Charlie had everything he had once wished for as a little child. As they say success isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Charlie soon forgot his cause and started abusing drugs. In no time he was addicted to it. He stopped doing shows and started doing more of heroin.
Finally on 16th march 1996, Charlie Barnett died of AIDS, which he got infected doing heroin at a tender age of just 41. He spent most of his money on drugs and women, his exact net worth was never estimated. Although some might argue saying he made millions from his movies and TV shows. Back in those days, there was no Internet and social medias, but some generous fans have created his fan page on twitter and Instagram. One can benefit from that. More about Charlie Barnett and his biography can be found on wiki sites like Wikipedia and IMDb.