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Lon Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930), born Leonidas Frank Chaney, was an American actor during the age of silent films. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. Chaney is known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces."
- ↑ Lon Chaney Sr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ Lon Chaney memorial page, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ Listed 15th June 1900 for Enumeration District #27, Ward #2,Precinct #40, Colorado, El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs, Page16A.
- ↑ Taken on 7th January 1920 for Enumeration District #155, Precinct #377,California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles City,Page 9B. Listed as Lon F. Chaney (Head - age 36) with Hazel G. (Wife -age 32) and son Creigton T. (age 12). Also listed is Ray Willard (Uncle -age 56), Chas. A. Bennett (Brother in law - age 25) and Maude R. (Sister in law - age 20).
- ↑ Taken on 14th April 1930 for Enumeration District #19-113, Block #344,California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Page 24A. Listed as Lon F. Chaney (Head - age 47) with Hazel G. (Wife - age 22). Also listed is John F. Jeske (Chauffeur - age 39).