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Lon Chaney Jr. – MovieActors.com


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Chaney Jr. in
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
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About Lon Chaney Jr. (1906 – 1973)
Lon Chaney Jr. was born on February 10, 1906 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On July 12, 1973 Lon Chaney Jr. passed away in San Clemente, California from liver failure.

Sometime Lon Chaney Jr. is credited as Creighton Chaney and Lon Chaney, though his birth name is Creighton Tull Chaney.

American character actor whose career was influenced (and often overshadowed) by that of his father, silent film star Lon Chaney, Lon Chaney Jr. entered films in 1932, starring in a lackluster serial titled The Last Frontier. In 1939 Chaney was given the role of the simple-minded Lennie in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men. Universal was hoping of reviving their horror film franchise as well as memories of their great silent star, Chaney Sr., so they cast Chaney as the tortured Lawrence Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941).

Lon Chaney, Jr., is the only person to have played all four of the classic movie monsters: The Wolf Man (1941) (Larry Talbot/Wolf Man) The Ghost Of Frankenstein (The Frankenstein Monster) The Mummy's Tomb (Kharis, the mummy) and the Son Of Dracula (Count Anthony Alucard, Dracula's son).

Pictured on one of a set of five 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps, issued 30 September 1997, celebrating "Famous Movie Monsters". Lon Chaney Jr. is shown as the title character in The Wolf Man (1941). In 1971 Lon Chaney Jr. ending his career in Dracula Vs. Frankenstein.

Lon Chaney Jr.'s notable movie credits include...

Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
a stranger in town (1969)
the female bunch (1969)
fireball jungle (1969)
buckskin (1968)
spider baby, or the maddest story ever told (1968)
Dr. terror's gallery of horrors (1966)
law of the lawless (1964)
money, women and guns (1959)
indestructible man (1956)
bud Abbott Lou Costello meet Frankenstein (1948)
house of Dracula (1945)
of mice and men (1939)
the three musketeers (1933)

 

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Lon Chaney Jr in OF MICE AND MEN (1939).