Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Art of Lon Chaney Sr.

Lon Chaney was born on April 1, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was the son of deaf mute parents, Frank and Emma Chaney and he learned from childhood to communicate through pantomime, sign language and facial expression. His mother became bed ridden from rheumatism when Lon was very young, so he quit school about the age of ten to care for her and his younger siblings.

The Unknown, 1927, Lon Chaney
Directed by Tod Browning

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