Lon Chaney Biography

Lon Chaney

(Alonso Chaney)
Born: 4/1/1883
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Actor known as “the man of a thousand faces. ” Chaney specialized in using make-up to transform himself into grotesque, often distorted, figures. His films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925).

His son was

Lon Chaney, Jr.

(Creighton Chaney)
Born: 2/10/1906
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Like his father, he also appeared in horror films and is remembered as “the Wolfman.”

Died: 7/12/1973
Died: 8/26/1930

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