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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Author Roald Dahl Originally Pictured Charlie As A 'Little Black Boy' — Find Out What Happened!

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There have been two big screen adaptations of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory over the years, each depicting its main character as an angelic, fair-skinned boy with a hungry heart of gold.

But when he originally envisioned the main protagonist of the classic tale, author Roald Dahl pictured Charlie a bit differently!

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In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4's Today program, Liccy Dahl revealed that her late husband initially depicted Charlie as "a little black boy."

Roald's biographer Donald Sturrock told the program that the author "had a foot in both camps" in regards to both American and British sensibilities — which, according to Liccy, is the reason behind Charlie Bucket's original ethnicity:

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