Blake, Michael F. (1998). The case is occasionally displayed for the public. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. "The Films of Lon Chaney". It was only after his father's death that Chaney began to act in films, billed by his own name.

Vestal Press Inc. [3] He played small roles at Paramount: Hold 'Em Yale (1935), Accent on Youth (1935) and Rose Bowl (1936).

The films were usually directed by Joe De Grasse or his wife Ida May Park, both friends of Chaney's at Universal. thousands of pictures and over a thousand GeneaStars. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Page 60. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. d'un demi-million, contient des milliers de photos et plus d'un Following his death, Chaney's famous makeup case was donated to the Los Angeles County Museum by his widow, Hazel. Le Dowling arbre généalogique avec les parents "The Films of Lon Chaney". {{ media.date_translated }}.

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He brings that part of you out into the open, because you fear that you are not loved, you fear that you never will be loved, you fear there is some part of you that's grotesque, that the world will turn away from. He somehow got into the shadows inside our bodies; he was able to nail down some of our secret fears and put them on-screen. "It was then," she said, "I became aware for the first time of the difference between standing in front of a camera, and acting. Blake, Michael F. (1998). "The Films of Lon Chaney". The cabin (designed by architect Paul Williams) still stands, and is preserved by the Inyo National Forest Service. After leaving the studio, Chaney struggled for the first year as a character actor. Vestal Press Inc. Please try again later.
[20], Chaney is also the subject of the 2000 documentary feature, Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces.

Page 70. By 1917 Chaney was a prominent actor in the studio, but his salary did not reflect this status.

He was in a Western Frontier Badmen (1943), then reprised his role as the Wolf Man in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). In 1962, Chaney gained a chance to briefly play Quasimodo in a simulacrum of his father's make-up, as well as return to his roles of the Mummy and the Wolf Man on the television series Route 66 with friends Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre. [1] He also portrayed Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1939) and supporting parts in dozens of mainstream movies. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Failed to report flower. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Page 34. Try again later. It was not until he played a substantial role in William S. Hart's picture Riddle Gawne (1918) that Chaney's talents as a character actor were truly recognized by the industry. Page 3. Blake, Michael F. (1998). He made a second mummy movie, The Mummy's Ghost (1944) and had a support part in Cobra Woman (1944), starring Maria Montez and Ghost Catcher (1944), with Olsen and Johnson. ", "Movie monsters kick off National Stamp-collecting Month. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.

158982951, ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46574496) Unknown, who reports a Burial Unknown. "The Films of Lon Chaney". aged 63 years old, Birth, death: Dowling Family Tree - Tim Dowling - rootsweb, 2001-2015 - - electronic - I492440. His parents' troubled marriage ended in divorce in 1913 following his mother's scandalous public suicide attempt in Los Angeles. Approximately 100 of the 157 films made by Lon Chaney are currently classified as lost films. So successful were the films starring this group that Universal produced fourteen films from 1917 to 1919 with Chaney, Stowell, and Phillips. He later made Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939) and Frontier Marshal (1939). [8] He recovered and played Harry Brock in a Los Angeles theatre production of Born Yesterday in 1949. "The Films of Lon Chaney". Page 42. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Geni requires JavaScript! He had the lead in the independent film Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934) and a small part in Girl o' My Dreams (1934) at Monogram. August 1930 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien; eigentlich Leonidas Frank Chaney) war ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler der Stummfilmära. One example was that of William Farnum, a major silent star who played a bit part in The Mummy's Curse. He began with an uncredited bit part in the serial The Galloping Ghost (1931) and signed a contract with RKO who gave him small roles in a number of films, including Girl Crazy (1932), The Roadhouse Murder (1932), Bird of Paradise (1932), and The Most Dangerous Game (1932). Drag images here or select from your computer for Lon Ralph Chaney memorial.

As Quasimodo, the bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and Erik, the "phantom" of the Paris Opera House, Chaney created two of the most grotesquely deformed characters in film history. He had in fact designed a swarthy, ape-like Neanderthal make-up on himself for the film, but production decisions and union rules prevented his following through on emulating his father in that fashion.

His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces". Chaney worked for his father-in-law at the General Water Heater Company in Los Angeles, reaching the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the firm. 1-216).

Chaney's first horror film, it was successful enough for them to offer him a long-term contract. These are the stories which I wish to do."

Your Scrapbook is currently empty. "The Lon Chaney I Knew,". This is a list of known Lon Chaney Jr. theatrical films broken down by decade.

Vestal Press Inc. [7] His final film role was a sound remake of his silent classic The Unholy Three (1930), his only "talkie" and the only film in which Chaney utilized his powerful and versatile voice. His bread-and-butter work during this decade was television – where he made guest appearances on everything from Wagon Train to The Monkees – and in a string of supporting roles in low-budget Westerns produced by A. C. Lyles for Paramount. GREAT NEWS! Page 28. Around the same time, Chaney also co-starred with Conrad Nagel, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall and Polly Moran in the Tod Browning horror film London After Midnight (1927), one of the most sought after lost films. His portrayal of a tough-as-nails marine drill instructor in Tell It to the Marines (1926), one of his favorite films, earned him the affection of the Marine Corps, who made him their first honorary member from the motion picture industry. Vestal Press Inc. His first wife Dorothy divorced him in 1936 for drinking too much and being "sullen". Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Chaney had a breakthrough performance as "The Frog" in George Loane Tucker's The Miracle Man (1919). He also hosted the 13-episode television anthology series 13 Demon Street in 1959, which was created by Curt Siodmak. "The Films of Lon Chaney". After this point he was billed as Lon Chaney, Jr. until 1942, when he was often billed, at the insistence of Universal Studios, with his iconic father's name, although the "Jr." was usually added by others to distinguish the two. [21], Lon Chaney has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on Hollywood Boulevard. Universal presented Chaney, Dorothy Phillips, and William Stowell as a team in The Piper's Price (1917). Managed by: Private User Last Updated: October 28, 2014 He never revealed personal details about himself or his family, once stating, "Between pictures, there is no Lon Chaney. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Ray Bradbury once said of Chaney, "He was someone who acted out our psyches. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in.

Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Paid in Advance (1919) was the group's last film together, for the chiseled featured Stowell was sent to Africa by Universal to scout locations for a movie. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. In succeeding films, the men alternated playing lover, villain, or other man to the beautiful Phillips. Page 35. [17] The film is a largely fictionalized account, as Chaney was notoriously private and hated the Hollywood lifestyle.

Page 51. In 1957, Chaney went to Ontario, Canada, to costar in the first ever American-Canadian television production, as Chingachgook in Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, suggested by James Fenimore Cooper's stories. "The Films of Lon Chaney".

There was also horror, such as Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors (1967) and Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967). He had one of his best later roles in Spider Baby, made in 1964 but not released until 1968. × To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? "The Films of Lon Chaney". In the past, Lon has also been known as Lon Ralph Chaney, Lon R Chaney, Lon R Chaney and Lon R Chaney Lon. Chaney's talents extended beyond the horror genre and stage makeup. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Kramer told the press at the time that whenever a script came in with a role too difficult for most actors in Hollywood, he called Chaney. Creighton Tull Chaney (February 10, 1906 – July 12, 1973), known by his stage name Lon Chaney Jr., was an American actor known for playing Larry Talbot in the film The Wolf Man (1941) and its various crossovers, Count Alucard (Dracula spelled backward) in Son of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), the Mummy in three pictures, and various other roles in many Universal horror films. A small outfit, Ray Kirkwood Productions, gave him a lead, The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935). Try again. He reprised his Wolf Man role to great effect in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) but it did not cause a notable boost to his career. Chaney was well liked by some co-workers – "sweet" is the adjective that most commonly emerges from those who acted with, and liked him – yet he was capable of intense dislikes. Page 52. Chaney did minimal promotional work for his films and for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, purposefully fostering a mysterious image, and he reportedly intentionally avoided the social scene in Hollywood. A CENTURY – It seems like a long time to the outside world, but to the enclosed group of Chaneys – it skipped by rather quickly. Blake, Michael F. (1998).
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Blake, Michael F. (1998). The case is occasionally displayed for the public. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. "The Films of Lon Chaney". It was only after his father's death that Chaney began to act in films, billed by his own name.

Vestal Press Inc. [3] He played small roles at Paramount: Hold 'Em Yale (1935), Accent on Youth (1935) and Rose Bowl (1936).

The films were usually directed by Joe De Grasse or his wife Ida May Park, both friends of Chaney's at Universal. thousands of pictures and over a thousand GeneaStars. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Page 60. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. d'un demi-million, contient des milliers de photos et plus d'un Following his death, Chaney's famous makeup case was donated to the Los Angeles County Museum by his widow, Hazel. Le Dowling arbre généalogique avec les parents "The Films of Lon Chaney". {{ media.date_translated }}.

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He brings that part of you out into the open, because you fear that you are not loved, you fear that you never will be loved, you fear there is some part of you that's grotesque, that the world will turn away from. He somehow got into the shadows inside our bodies; he was able to nail down some of our secret fears and put them on-screen. "It was then," she said, "I became aware for the first time of the difference between standing in front of a camera, and acting. Blake, Michael F. (1998). "The Films of Lon Chaney". The cabin (designed by architect Paul Williams) still stands, and is preserved by the Inyo National Forest Service. After leaving the studio, Chaney struggled for the first year as a character actor. Vestal Press Inc. Please try again later.
[20], Chaney is also the subject of the 2000 documentary feature, Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces.

Page 70. By 1917 Chaney was a prominent actor in the studio, but his salary did not reflect this status.

He was in a Western Frontier Badmen (1943), then reprised his role as the Wolf Man in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). In 1962, Chaney gained a chance to briefly play Quasimodo in a simulacrum of his father's make-up, as well as return to his roles of the Mummy and the Wolf Man on the television series Route 66 with friends Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre. [1] He also portrayed Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1939) and supporting parts in dozens of mainstream movies. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Failed to report flower. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Page 34. Try again later. It was not until he played a substantial role in William S. Hart's picture Riddle Gawne (1918) that Chaney's talents as a character actor were truly recognized by the industry. Page 3. Blake, Michael F. (1998). He made a second mummy movie, The Mummy's Ghost (1944) and had a support part in Cobra Woman (1944), starring Maria Montez and Ghost Catcher (1944), with Olsen and Johnson. ", "Movie monsters kick off National Stamp-collecting Month. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.

158982951, ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46574496) Unknown, who reports a Burial Unknown. "The Films of Lon Chaney". aged 63 years old, Birth, death: Dowling Family Tree - Tim Dowling - rootsweb, 2001-2015 - - electronic - I492440. His parents' troubled marriage ended in divorce in 1913 following his mother's scandalous public suicide attempt in Los Angeles. Approximately 100 of the 157 films made by Lon Chaney are currently classified as lost films. So successful were the films starring this group that Universal produced fourteen films from 1917 to 1919 with Chaney, Stowell, and Phillips. He later made Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939) and Frontier Marshal (1939). [8] He recovered and played Harry Brock in a Los Angeles theatre production of Born Yesterday in 1949. "The Films of Lon Chaney". Page 42. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Geni requires JavaScript! He had the lead in the independent film Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934) and a small part in Girl o' My Dreams (1934) at Monogram. August 1930 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien; eigentlich Leonidas Frank Chaney) war ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler der Stummfilmära. One example was that of William Farnum, a major silent star who played a bit part in The Mummy's Curse. He began with an uncredited bit part in the serial The Galloping Ghost (1931) and signed a contract with RKO who gave him small roles in a number of films, including Girl Crazy (1932), The Roadhouse Murder (1932), Bird of Paradise (1932), and The Most Dangerous Game (1932). Drag images here or select from your computer for Lon Ralph Chaney memorial.

As Quasimodo, the bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and Erik, the "phantom" of the Paris Opera House, Chaney created two of the most grotesquely deformed characters in film history. He had in fact designed a swarthy, ape-like Neanderthal make-up on himself for the film, but production decisions and union rules prevented his following through on emulating his father in that fashion.

His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces". Chaney worked for his father-in-law at the General Water Heater Company in Los Angeles, reaching the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the firm. 1-216).

Chaney's first horror film, it was successful enough for them to offer him a long-term contract. These are the stories which I wish to do."

Your Scrapbook is currently empty. "The Lon Chaney I Knew,". This is a list of known Lon Chaney Jr. theatrical films broken down by decade.

Vestal Press Inc. [7] His final film role was a sound remake of his silent classic The Unholy Three (1930), his only "talkie" and the only film in which Chaney utilized his powerful and versatile voice. His bread-and-butter work during this decade was television – where he made guest appearances on everything from Wagon Train to The Monkees – and in a string of supporting roles in low-budget Westerns produced by A. C. Lyles for Paramount. GREAT NEWS! Page 28. Around the same time, Chaney also co-starred with Conrad Nagel, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall and Polly Moran in the Tod Browning horror film London After Midnight (1927), one of the most sought after lost films. His portrayal of a tough-as-nails marine drill instructor in Tell It to the Marines (1926), one of his favorite films, earned him the affection of the Marine Corps, who made him their first honorary member from the motion picture industry. Vestal Press Inc. His first wife Dorothy divorced him in 1936 for drinking too much and being "sullen". Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Chaney had a breakthrough performance as "The Frog" in George Loane Tucker's The Miracle Man (1919). He also hosted the 13-episode television anthology series 13 Demon Street in 1959, which was created by Curt Siodmak. "The Films of Lon Chaney". After this point he was billed as Lon Chaney, Jr. until 1942, when he was often billed, at the insistence of Universal Studios, with his iconic father's name, although the "Jr." was usually added by others to distinguish the two. [21], Lon Chaney has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on Hollywood Boulevard. Universal presented Chaney, Dorothy Phillips, and William Stowell as a team in The Piper's Price (1917). Managed by: Private User Last Updated: October 28, 2014 He never revealed personal details about himself or his family, once stating, "Between pictures, there is no Lon Chaney. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Ray Bradbury once said of Chaney, "He was someone who acted out our psyches. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in.

Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Paid in Advance (1919) was the group's last film together, for the chiseled featured Stowell was sent to Africa by Universal to scout locations for a movie. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. In succeeding films, the men alternated playing lover, villain, or other man to the beautiful Phillips. Page 35. [17] The film is a largely fictionalized account, as Chaney was notoriously private and hated the Hollywood lifestyle.

Page 51. In 1957, Chaney went to Ontario, Canada, to costar in the first ever American-Canadian television production, as Chingachgook in Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, suggested by James Fenimore Cooper's stories. "The Films of Lon Chaney".

There was also horror, such as Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors (1967) and Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967). He had one of his best later roles in Spider Baby, made in 1964 but not released until 1968. × To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? "The Films of Lon Chaney". In the past, Lon has also been known as Lon Ralph Chaney, Lon R Chaney, Lon R Chaney and Lon R Chaney Lon. Chaney's talents extended beyond the horror genre and stage makeup. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Kramer told the press at the time that whenever a script came in with a role too difficult for most actors in Hollywood, he called Chaney. Creighton Tull Chaney (February 10, 1906 – July 12, 1973), known by his stage name Lon Chaney Jr., was an American actor known for playing Larry Talbot in the film The Wolf Man (1941) and its various crossovers, Count Alucard (Dracula spelled backward) in Son of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), the Mummy in three pictures, and various other roles in many Universal horror films. A small outfit, Ray Kirkwood Productions, gave him a lead, The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935). Try again. He reprised his Wolf Man role to great effect in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) but it did not cause a notable boost to his career. Chaney was well liked by some co-workers – "sweet" is the adjective that most commonly emerges from those who acted with, and liked him – yet he was capable of intense dislikes. Page 52. Chaney did minimal promotional work for his films and for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, purposefully fostering a mysterious image, and he reportedly intentionally avoided the social scene in Hollywood. A CENTURY – It seems like a long time to the outside world, but to the enclosed group of Chaneys – it skipped by rather quickly. Blake, Michael F. (1998).
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"[13], During the filming of Thunder in the winter of 1929, Chaney developed pneumonia. The time spent there is not clearly known, but between the years 1912 and 1917, Chaney worked under contract for Universal Studios doing bit or character parts. Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter. He had the lead in A Scream in the Night (1935) made for Commodore Pictures, a crime thriller. In a 1925 autobiographical article for Movie magazine, Chaney wrote: "I wanted to remind people that the lowest types of humanity may have within them the capacity for supreme self-sacrifice. Page 39. "The Films of Lon Chaney". Marital troubles developed and on April 30, 1913, Cleva went to the Majestic Theater in downtown Los Angeles, where Lon was managing the "Kolb and Dill" show, and attempted suicide by swallowing mercuric chloride. [6] He was cast in that role in the film Of Mice and Men (1939), which was produced by Hal Roach Studios. The U.S. Marine Corps provided a chaplain and Honor Guard for his funeral. This made him the only actor to portray all four of Universal's major horror characters: the Wolf Man, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, and Count Dracula. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage.

Blake, Michael F. (1998). The case is occasionally displayed for the public. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. "The Films of Lon Chaney". It was only after his father's death that Chaney began to act in films, billed by his own name.

Vestal Press Inc. [3] He played small roles at Paramount: Hold 'Em Yale (1935), Accent on Youth (1935) and Rose Bowl (1936).

The films were usually directed by Joe De Grasse or his wife Ida May Park, both friends of Chaney's at Universal. thousands of pictures and over a thousand GeneaStars. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Page 60. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. d'un demi-million, contient des milliers de photos et plus d'un Following his death, Chaney's famous makeup case was donated to the Los Angeles County Museum by his widow, Hazel. Le Dowling arbre généalogique avec les parents "The Films of Lon Chaney". {{ media.date_translated }}.

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He brings that part of you out into the open, because you fear that you are not loved, you fear that you never will be loved, you fear there is some part of you that's grotesque, that the world will turn away from. He somehow got into the shadows inside our bodies; he was able to nail down some of our secret fears and put them on-screen. "It was then," she said, "I became aware for the first time of the difference between standing in front of a camera, and acting. Blake, Michael F. (1998). "The Films of Lon Chaney". The cabin (designed by architect Paul Williams) still stands, and is preserved by the Inyo National Forest Service. After leaving the studio, Chaney struggled for the first year as a character actor. Vestal Press Inc. Please try again later.
[20], Chaney is also the subject of the 2000 documentary feature, Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces.

Page 70. By 1917 Chaney was a prominent actor in the studio, but his salary did not reflect this status.

He was in a Western Frontier Badmen (1943), then reprised his role as the Wolf Man in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). In 1962, Chaney gained a chance to briefly play Quasimodo in a simulacrum of his father's make-up, as well as return to his roles of the Mummy and the Wolf Man on the television series Route 66 with friends Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre. [1] He also portrayed Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1939) and supporting parts in dozens of mainstream movies. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Failed to report flower. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Page 34. Try again later. It was not until he played a substantial role in William S. Hart's picture Riddle Gawne (1918) that Chaney's talents as a character actor were truly recognized by the industry. Page 3. Blake, Michael F. (1998). He made a second mummy movie, The Mummy's Ghost (1944) and had a support part in Cobra Woman (1944), starring Maria Montez and Ghost Catcher (1944), with Olsen and Johnson. ", "Movie monsters kick off National Stamp-collecting Month. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.

158982951, ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46574496) Unknown, who reports a Burial Unknown. "The Films of Lon Chaney". aged 63 years old, Birth, death: Dowling Family Tree - Tim Dowling - rootsweb, 2001-2015 - - electronic - I492440. His parents' troubled marriage ended in divorce in 1913 following his mother's scandalous public suicide attempt in Los Angeles. Approximately 100 of the 157 films made by Lon Chaney are currently classified as lost films. So successful were the films starring this group that Universal produced fourteen films from 1917 to 1919 with Chaney, Stowell, and Phillips. He later made Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939) and Frontier Marshal (1939). [8] He recovered and played Harry Brock in a Los Angeles theatre production of Born Yesterday in 1949. "The Films of Lon Chaney". Page 42. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Geni requires JavaScript! He had the lead in the independent film Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934) and a small part in Girl o' My Dreams (1934) at Monogram. August 1930 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien; eigentlich Leonidas Frank Chaney) war ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler der Stummfilmära. One example was that of William Farnum, a major silent star who played a bit part in The Mummy's Curse. He began with an uncredited bit part in the serial The Galloping Ghost (1931) and signed a contract with RKO who gave him small roles in a number of films, including Girl Crazy (1932), The Roadhouse Murder (1932), Bird of Paradise (1932), and The Most Dangerous Game (1932). Drag images here or select from your computer for Lon Ralph Chaney memorial.

As Quasimodo, the bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and Erik, the "phantom" of the Paris Opera House, Chaney created two of the most grotesquely deformed characters in film history. He had in fact designed a swarthy, ape-like Neanderthal make-up on himself for the film, but production decisions and union rules prevented his following through on emulating his father in that fashion.

His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces". Chaney worked for his father-in-law at the General Water Heater Company in Los Angeles, reaching the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the firm. 1-216).

Chaney's first horror film, it was successful enough for them to offer him a long-term contract. These are the stories which I wish to do."

Your Scrapbook is currently empty. "The Lon Chaney I Knew,". This is a list of known Lon Chaney Jr. theatrical films broken down by decade.

Vestal Press Inc. [7] His final film role was a sound remake of his silent classic The Unholy Three (1930), his only "talkie" and the only film in which Chaney utilized his powerful and versatile voice. His bread-and-butter work during this decade was television – where he made guest appearances on everything from Wagon Train to The Monkees – and in a string of supporting roles in low-budget Westerns produced by A. C. Lyles for Paramount. GREAT NEWS! Page 28. Around the same time, Chaney also co-starred with Conrad Nagel, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall and Polly Moran in the Tod Browning horror film London After Midnight (1927), one of the most sought after lost films. His portrayal of a tough-as-nails marine drill instructor in Tell It to the Marines (1926), one of his favorite films, earned him the affection of the Marine Corps, who made him their first honorary member from the motion picture industry. Vestal Press Inc. His first wife Dorothy divorced him in 1936 for drinking too much and being "sullen". Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Chaney had a breakthrough performance as "The Frog" in George Loane Tucker's The Miracle Man (1919). He also hosted the 13-episode television anthology series 13 Demon Street in 1959, which was created by Curt Siodmak. "The Films of Lon Chaney". After this point he was billed as Lon Chaney, Jr. until 1942, when he was often billed, at the insistence of Universal Studios, with his iconic father's name, although the "Jr." was usually added by others to distinguish the two. [21], Lon Chaney has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on Hollywood Boulevard. Universal presented Chaney, Dorothy Phillips, and William Stowell as a team in The Piper's Price (1917). Managed by: Private User Last Updated: October 28, 2014 He never revealed personal details about himself or his family, once stating, "Between pictures, there is no Lon Chaney. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Ray Bradbury once said of Chaney, "He was someone who acted out our psyches. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in.

Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Paid in Advance (1919) was the group's last film together, for the chiseled featured Stowell was sent to Africa by Universal to scout locations for a movie. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. In succeeding films, the men alternated playing lover, villain, or other man to the beautiful Phillips. Page 35. [17] The film is a largely fictionalized account, as Chaney was notoriously private and hated the Hollywood lifestyle.

Page 51. In 1957, Chaney went to Ontario, Canada, to costar in the first ever American-Canadian television production, as Chingachgook in Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, suggested by James Fenimore Cooper's stories. "The Films of Lon Chaney".

There was also horror, such as Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors (1967) and Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967). He had one of his best later roles in Spider Baby, made in 1964 but not released until 1968. × To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? "The Films of Lon Chaney". In the past, Lon has also been known as Lon Ralph Chaney, Lon R Chaney, Lon R Chaney and Lon R Chaney Lon. Chaney's talents extended beyond the horror genre and stage makeup. Blake, Michael F. (1998). Kramer told the press at the time that whenever a script came in with a role too difficult for most actors in Hollywood, he called Chaney. Creighton Tull Chaney (February 10, 1906 – July 12, 1973), known by his stage name Lon Chaney Jr., was an American actor known for playing Larry Talbot in the film The Wolf Man (1941) and its various crossovers, Count Alucard (Dracula spelled backward) in Son of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), the Mummy in three pictures, and various other roles in many Universal horror films. A small outfit, Ray Kirkwood Productions, gave him a lead, The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935). Try again. He reprised his Wolf Man role to great effect in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) but it did not cause a notable boost to his career. Chaney was well liked by some co-workers – "sweet" is the adjective that most commonly emerges from those who acted with, and liked him – yet he was capable of intense dislikes. Page 52. Chaney did minimal promotional work for his films and for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, purposefully fostering a mysterious image, and he reportedly intentionally avoided the social scene in Hollywood. A CENTURY – It seems like a long time to the outside world, but to the enclosed group of Chaneys – it skipped by rather quickly. Blake, Michael F. (1998).

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