- NAME: Lon Chaney
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor
- BIRTH DATE: April 01, 1883
- DEATH DATE: August 26, 1930
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Colorado Springs, Colorado
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Nickname: "Man of a Thousand Faces"
- Full Name: Leonidas Frank Chaney
- AKA: Leonidas Chaney
- AKA: Lon Chaney
- AKA: Lon Chaney Sr.
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Lon Chaney was an actor known for his use of makeup to great effect in such films as The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
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Born to deaf-mute parents in Colorado in 1883, actor Lon Chaney Sr. was a master of pantomine on the big screen. He played supporting roles until The Miracle Man (1919) made him a star. Known as the "Man of a Thousand Faces," Chaney was famous for his ability to transform himself through the use of makeup. He often played grotesque or dual characters in films directed by Tod Browning, including The Unholy Three. Other silent-era film credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. Chaney died in 1930 in Los Angeles, California.
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