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 .



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

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Satan: Love is such a stupid emotion.

Pete Elm, Leader of Non-military Raiders: [Rousing the Jayhawkers and Rebels] C'm'on, Rebs, stir up! This ain't no cotillion! C'm'on, boys, pack and saddle up! We're headin' south! Money in the sock, boys!

Ilonka: What's your name?
Lawrence Talbot: Lawrence.
Ilonka: Lawrence? Do they call you Larry?
Lawrence Talbot: They used to.

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Two sons with Dorothy Hinckley: Lon Ralph Chaney born July 3, 1928, and Ronald Creighton Chaney born March 18, 1930.

Pictured on one of a set of five 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps, issued 30 September 1997, celebrating "Famous Movie Monsters". He is shown as the title character in The Wolf Man (1941). Other actors honored in this set of stamps, and the classic monsters they portray, are Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera (1925); Bela Lugosi as Dracula (1931); and Boris Karloff on two stamps as The Mummy (1932) and the monster in Frankenstein (1931).

His father told him he was too tall for a successful career in film.

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