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:

[first lines]
Morgan Whitlock: Stop that! This is blasphemy! Stop it! Go back! Go back, I say!


The Monster: [with Ygor's voice] Bohmer! You tricked me, Bohmer!


[last lines]
Lawrence Talbot: Get out! It's the Frankenstein monster!
Mob Bursting Into Lab: [multiple ad libs] Get out... The Frankenstein monster...
[unintelligible noises and shouts, as they turn and run]


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Lon Chaney Jr. Facts
Father of two sons, Lon and Ron.

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

Broderick Crawford, who had played Chaney's role of Lennie in "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway in 1937, worked with Chaney at one time and shared a dressing room with him. Apparently, both men were such heavy drinkers that they'd get drunk together and take turns beating each other up.

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