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Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney Sr. (April 1, 1883 - August 26, 1930) was an American actor.

Born to deaf-mute parents, Leonidas Frank Chaney, skilled in pantomime, made his silent movie debut in 1912 and is chiefly remembered as a forerunner in such horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. His ability to transform himself without sophisticated make-up techniques earned him the nickname of Man of a Thousand Faces.

His son, Lon Chaney Jr., was also known for his acting in horror movies.

On his passing, he was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Lon Chaney Facts

Birth NameLeonidas F. Chaney
OccupationActor, Director, Writer
BirthdayApril 1, 1883
BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Date of deathAugust 26, 1930 (age 47)
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Lon Chaney compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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