Lon Chaney biography
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.