Lon Chaney Jr.

son of famous silent film actor Lon Chaney, was an American actor (1906-1973)
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Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10, 1906 – July 12, 1973) was an American character actor. He was known mainly for his roles in horror movies and as the son of famous silent film actor Lon Chaney, Sr..

Lon Chaney Jr.
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Chaney in the trailer for Money, Women and Guns (1958)
Born
Creighton Tull Chaney

(1906-02-10)February 10, 1906
DiedJuly 12, 1973(1973-07-12) (aged 67)
OccupationActor
Years active1931–1971
Spouse(s)
Dorothy Hinckley
(m. 1928; div. 1937)

Patsy Beck (m. 1937–1973)
Children2

Chaney was born in Oklahoma. His family originally came from England, France and Ireland. When he began making movies in 1932, he was known by his original name Creighton Chaney, but starting in 1935 he used the name "Lon Chaney, Jr."

Chaney died in California of heart failure when he was 67 years old.