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Lon Chaney

While they say piles of money, great income and salary & a sizeable net worth is not all there is and can’t buy you happiness, it sure doesn’t hurt to have plenty of it like Lon Chaney. So, exactly how much money does Lon Chaney has? Or maybe you’re just curious about Lon Chaney’s net worth, bio, age, height, weight, hair color, eye color, body measurements, bra & waist size, wealth and salary?

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Lon Chaney’s Biography

Lon Chaney’s parents were deaf and dumb and the boy became very good at communicating with them through gestures and facial expressions, a skill that remained and that would have been one of the components of his success. He soon left school to take care of his parents and did various jobs before coming to the theater, where he took care of everything (he was a founder, actor, author, impresario) and acquired an exceptional skill in makeup, to the point to support, for lack of personal, up to five parts in the same comedy without the public noticing.

He entered the world of cinema around 1912 as an appearance, playing comics and western movies; for six of whom he was also a director.

In 1919, with the man of the miracle, he took the road that was most congenial to him: for ten years he interpreted a series of deformed, monstrous, mutilated, gruesome characters. To represent them in the most realistic way, he did not hesitate to undergo painful and dangerous treatments, but above all he perfected the art of cinematographic make-up, also using a remarkable psychological and highly sensitive acumen.

But the grotesque aspect was not all: his characters were “real”, capable of feeling so much hate and contempt as love and pain. So, thanks to its versatility and thanks to the realism both in acting and in makeup, Chaney, in 1922, on the posters of his most recent film, Nordic Spring, was called, for the first time, “The Man of the Thousand Faces” ( “The Man of a Thousand Faces”), a nickname that will remain forever in the history of cinema.

Chaney had an extraordinary success in all audiences in America and in Europe. Among his most famous films are The Penalty (1920), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), the novel by Victor Hugo, The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Captain of Singapore (1926), and The Phantom of the castle (1927).

He also directed a series of films for Universal, and faced – albeit with a certain reluctance, but with great success – the transition to sound cinema. He died of a throat cancer immediately after finishing his first sound film.

Chaney’s life was recalled on the screen by James Cagney in The Man of a Thousand Faces (1957).

The exceptional professionalism of Chaney would certainly have made him the ideal interpreter of many roles in horror films that in the thirties then went to Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. His artistic legacy was collected by his son Creighton who took the stage name of Lon Chaney Jr., but not with the same success. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is dedicated to Chaney’s memory.

He died at 47 years of throat cancer.

Lon Chaney Short biodata & net worth

Her/His Height 5′ 8″ (173 cm)
Her/His Eyes Color Dark brown
Hair Color Dark brown
First Name Lon
Last Name Chaney
AKA(s) The Man of a Thousand Faces
Birthday 1 April, 1883
Place of Birth Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date Of Death 26 August, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Cause throat hemorrhage
Citizenship American
Ethnicity White
Religion/Faith Born-Again Christian
Orientation Straight
Job(s) Actor

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