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Born Leonidas Frank Chaney.

Developed ground breaking make-up techniques that were painful at times for him to wear.

Father of actor Lon Chaney Jr.

A biopic about his life was made called "Man of a Thousand Faces" .  James Cagney starred as Lon Chaney Sr.
Lon Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930), nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Faces," was an American actor during the age of silent films. He was one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema. He is best remembered for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with film makeup.
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Birth Date: April 1, 1883
Birth Place: Colrado Springs, Colorado
Gender: Male

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