History Creator / LonChaney

30th Mar '16 2:00:13 PM Mdumas43073
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The original ManOfAThousandFaces, Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney had a brief but incredibly varied career. The son of two deaf parents, he quickly developed a skill for pantomime. One early Hollywood acquaintance summed up his expressive features simply: "He had a deaf face."

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The original ManOfAThousandFaces, Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney had a brief but incredibly varied career. The son of Born on AprilFoolsDay in 1883 to two deaf parents, he quickly developed a skill for pantomime. One early Hollywood acquaintance summed up his expressive features simply: "He had a deaf face."



Born on April Fool's Day in 1883, Chaney first appeared onstage in 1902, he carved out a career in vaudeville, becoming known as a singer and dancer. Married to actress Cleva Creighton in 1905. Their only son, Creighton Chaney, would later go on to forge a film career of his own under the name of Lon Chaney Jr. The Chaneys divorced around 1913, after which Lon Sr. moved from the theater into film. Several years later, he would meet and marry Hazel Hastings, and they remained married for the rest of Chaney's life.

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Born on April Fool's Day in 1883, Chaney first appeared onstage in 1902, he carved out a career in vaudeville, becoming known as a singer and dancer. Married to actress Cleva Creighton in 1905. Their only son, Creighton Chaney, would later go on to forge a film career of his own under the name of Lon Chaney Jr. The Chaneys divorced around 1913, after which Lon Sr. moved from the theater into film. Several years later, he would meet and marry Hazel Hastings, and they remained married for the rest of Chaney's life.
30th Mar '16 1:58:58 PM Mdumas43073
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Lon Chaney was the original ManOfAThousandFaces.

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Lon Chaney was the The original ManOfAThousandFaces.ManOfAThousandFaces, Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney had a brief but incredibly varied career. The son of two deaf parents, he quickly developed a skill for pantomime. One early Hollywood acquaintance summed up his expressive features simply: "He had a deaf face."



Born on April Fool's Day in 1883, Leonidas Frank Chaney had a brief but incredibly varied career. The son of two deaf parents, he quickly developed a skill for pantomime. One early Hollywood acquaintance summed up his expressive features simply: "He had a deaf face."

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Born on April Fool's Day in 1883, Leonidas Frank Chaney had first appeared onstage in 1902, he carved out a brief career in vaudeville, becoming known as a singer and dancer. Married to actress Cleva Creighton in 1905. Their only son, Creighton Chaney, would later go on to forge a film career of his own under the name of Lon Chaney Jr. The Chaneys divorced around 1913, after which Lon Sr. moved from the theater into film. Several years later, he would meet and marry Hazel Hastings, and they remained married for the rest of Chaney's life.

Though he worked steadily in film, acting and occasionally directing, his first real breakout role is widely considered to be "The Frog" in 1919's ''The Miracle Man''. The next year, he proved his devotion to the craft with ''The Penalty'', strapping his legs back behind him to play a double amputee crime lord. The restraints were so painful that he was unable to maintain the position for more than twenty minutes at a time. 1923 offered perhaps his second most famous role, that of Quasimodo in ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. ''He Who Gets Slapped'' and ''Film/TheUnholyThree'' are considered some of his best work,
but incredibly varied career. The son of two deaf parents, he quickly developed a skill for pantomime. One early Hollywood acquaintance summed up his expressive features simply: "He had a deaf face." best known part (and make-up) is undoubtedly ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925''.



Chaney first appeared onstage in 1902, he carved out a career in vaudeville, becoming known as a singer and dancer. Married to actress Cleva Creighton in 1905. Their only son, Creighton Chaney, would later go on to forge a film career of his own under the name of Lon Chaney Jr. The Chaneys divorced around 1913, after which Lon Sr. moved from the theater into film. Several years later, he would meet and marry Hazel Hastings, and they remained married for the rest of Chaney's life.

Though he worked steadily in film, acting and occasionally directing, his first real breakout role is widely considered to be "The Frog" in 1919's ''The Miracle Man''. The next year, he proved his devotion to the craft with ''The Penalty'', strapping his legs back behind him to play a double amputee crime lord. The restraints were so painful that he was unable to maintain the position for more than twenty minutes at a time. 1923 offered perhaps his second most famous role, that of Quasimodo in ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. ''He Who Gets Slapped'' and ''Film/TheUnholyThree'' are considered some of his best work, but his best known part (and make-up) is undoubtedly ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925''.
30th Mar '16 1:56:43 PM Mdumas43073
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Lon Chaney was The Man of a Thousand Faces.

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Lon Chaney was The Man of a Thousand Faces.the original ManOfAThousandFaces.
18th Nov '15 11:53:46 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheBlackbird'' (1926)
11th Nov '14 4:12:29 PM jamespolk
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* ''He Who Gets Slapped'' (1924)

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* ''He Who Gets Slapped'' ''Film/HeWhoGetsSlapped'' (1924)
29th Oct '14 10:09:51 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheMonster'' (1925)
4th Jan '14 9:55:41 AM gallium
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* ''The Unknown'' (1927) (featuring a young Creator/JoanCrawford)

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* ''The Unknown'' ''Film/TheUnknown'' (1927) (featuring a young Creator/JoanCrawford)
14th Dec '13 1:13:40 PM erforce
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* ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' (with some scenes in Technicolor)

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* ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' ''[[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 The Phantom of the Opera]]'' (1925) (with some scenes in Technicolor)



* ''Film/TheUnholyThree'' (1930) (talkie remake of 1925 film)

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* ''Film/TheUnholyThree'' (1930) (talkie remake of 1925 film)film)

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14th Dec '13 1:12:11 PM erforce
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->''"A clown is funny in the circus ring. But what would be the normal reaction to opening a door at midnight, and finding the same clown standing there in the moonlight?''"

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->''"A clown is funny in the circus ring. But what would be the normal reaction to opening a door at midnight, and [[MonsterClown finding the same clown standing there in the moonlight?''"
moonlight]]?''"
14th Dec '13 1:00:47 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' (with some scenes in Technicolor)

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* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925'' (with some scenes in Technicolor)
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