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Lon Chaney, Sr.

Lon Chaney Sr
Lon Chaney during the production of The Miracle Man, 1919
Personal information
Birth nameLeonidas Frank Chaney
Birth dateApril 1, 1883
Place of birthColorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Date of deathAugust 26, 1930(age 47)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S. Interred: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter
Years active1902 1930
SpouseCleva Creighton (1906-1915)
Hazel Hastings (1915-1930)

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Lon Chaney (April 1, 1883 - August 26, 1930), nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Faces," was an American actor during the age of silent films. He was one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema. He is best remembered for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with film makeup.

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