|Born||April 1st, 1883 |
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
|Died||August 26th, 1930 |
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Productions||The Unholy Three as Professor Echo|
Lon Chaney was an American actor and director.
Born Leonidas Chaney in Colorado Springs, he became a pantomime artist and stage performer in 1902 and later moved into silent films such as Riddle Gawne and The Piper's Price. He first gained notice for his role as "The Frog" in The Miracle Man.
Chaney would become best known for his work in the horror genre, often revolutionising makeup techniques in such pictures as The Phantom of the Opera (which he also directed) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame but also had memorable roles such as Sergeant O'Hara in Tell It to the Marines.
Chaney passed away in 1930.
Chaney gave his sole singing appearance following the advent of sound pictures, singing "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" in The Unholy Three, his only "talkie."
- Sweet Rosie O'Grady (solo)