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Lon Chaney Jr. Overview:

Legendary character actor, Lon Chaney Jr., was born Creighton Tull Chaney on Feb 10, 1906 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chaney Jr. died at the age of 67 on Jul 12, 1973 in San Clemente, CA .

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Chaney Jr. was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1997. Chaney Jr. was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Lon Chaney Jr. Quotes:

Willie: Do you care if I feel YOUR muscle, too?
Ronnie Jackson: No, go ahead. Look around. It's there someplace.
Willie: Oh, ho, there it is.
Ronnie Jackson: That's it.
Willie: [surprised and disappointed] It's just like a woman's.


Larry Talbot: I just got a line on Dracula and the Monster. A certain Dr. Lajos has been receiving a lot of electrical equipment - just the type necessary to revive the Monster.
Wilbur Grey: So what? I'm way out on an island. I got my own problems.
Larry Talbot: Yes, but listen... I believe you're in the house of Dracula right now!


The Monster: [with Ygor's voice] I am... Ygor.


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Well-known character actor William Smith started out as a child actor, and in an interview with a horror-film magazine stated that during breaks on the set of The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Chaney treated all of the children on the set to ice cream.

He only officially played the role of the Frankenstein Monster twice: once in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) and then again in a 1952 episode of the TV series "Tales of Tomorrow" (1951). It wasn't until 1957 when the 1932 version of Frankenstein (1931) staring Boris Karloff would debut on TV. Also in 1957 Christopher Lee would assume the role of the monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). Chaney played the role "unofficially" twice for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, in Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) in which he stood in for Glenn Strange for one scene while Strange recovered from a broken ankle, and for a 1951 "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1950) episode where, in a mock-opera sketch, Chaney appe

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