Definition of Lon Chaney from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lon Chaney

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(1883-1930) a US actor in silent films who often played ugly and frightening characters. He was known as the 'Man of a Thousand Faces' because he used make-up to change his appearance in many different parts. His best films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His son, Lon Chaney Junior (1906-73), also played similar characters in films.