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Lon Chaney, Jr.

Lon Chaney Jr
Personal information
Birth nameCreighton Tull Chaney
Birth dateFebruary 10, 1906
Place of birthOklahoma City, Oklahoma,
United States
Date of deathJuly 12, 1973(age 67)
Death placeSan Clemente, California,
United States
Years active1931 71
SpouseDorothy Hinckley (1928-1937) (divorced) 2 children
Patsy Beck (1937-1973)
(his death)

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Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10, 1906 July 12, 1973), born Creighton Tull Chaney, was an American character actor. He was best known for his roles in monster movies and as the son of famous silent film actor, Lon Chaney. He is notable for portraying Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men and Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man movies.Originally credited in films as Creighton Chaney, he was first credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935. Chaney had English, French and Irish ancestry.

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