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Lon Chaney, Jr.

Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10, 1906 - July 12, 1973) was an American character actor, well-known mainly for his roles in monster movies and as the son of his better-known father, Lon Chaney. He was born Creighton Tull Chaney, and was first credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935, as a studio marketing ploy.

Chaney was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and died in San Clemente, California. Chaney worked hard to avoid his father's shadow. He worked menial jobs in order to make his own way. But he also studied makeup under his father. He did not take any movie roles until after his father's death. His first movie was an uncredited role in the 1932 film Girl Crazy. He did not achieve stardom until the 1939 feature film version of Of Mice and Men, in which he played Lennie Small.

In 1941 he starred in the title role of The Wolf Man, the characterization which would be his stereotypical role for the rest of his life. He maintained a strong career in horror movies, playing all four of the classic horror roles -- the Wolf Man, Frankenstein's monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Mummy in The Mummy's Tomb (1942) and (the son of) Dracula in Son of Dracula (1943). He achieved immortality by appearing on one of a series of United States postage stamps portraying movie monsters, as the Wolf Man, in 1977.


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He achieved immortality by appearing on one of a series of United States postage stamps portraying movie monsters, as the Wolf Man, in 1977. as a bit or walk on part). He maintained a strong career in horror movies, playing all four of the classic horror roles -- the Wolf Man, Frankenstein's monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Mummy in The Mummy's Tomb (1942) and (the son of) Dracula in Son of Dracula (1943). Crosby's films included (an incomplete listing):. In 1941 he starred in the title role of The Wolf Man, the characterization which would be his stereotypical role for the rest of his life. On his passing, Bing Crosby was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. He did not achieve stardom until the 1939 feature film version of Of Mice and Men, in which he played Lennie Small. Most reference works give his year of birth as 1903, but his gravestone – on the instructions of his family – gives his birth year as 1904.

His first movie was an uncredited role in the 1932 film Girl Crazy. There is some uncertainty about the year in which Bing Crosby was born. He did not take any movie roles until after his father's death. The duet went on to attain cult status and charted well in countries around the world. But he also studied makeup under his father. Crosby recorded a version of Little Drummer Boy with David Bowie just one month prior to his death. He worked menial jobs in order to make his own way. Two of his children, Lindsay and Dennis, committed suicide.

Chaney worked hard to avoid his father's shadow. After his death, his eldest son from his first marriage, Gary, wrote a controversial memoir (Going My Own Way) depicting him as an autocratic and abusive father. Chaney was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and died in San Clemente, California. Crosby had been married twice (his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, being considerably younger), and effectively had two families, his children from the marriages being of different generations. He was born Creighton Tull Chaney, and was first credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935, as a studio marketing ploy. It was after playing a round of 18 holes at La Moraleja Golf Club outside of Madrid in 1977 that he collapsed and died from a massive heart attack at the age of 73 or 74. Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10, 1906 - July 12, 1973) was an American character actor, well-known mainly for his roles in monster movies and as the son of his better-known father, Lon Chaney. Crosby was a keen amateur golfer who appeared in many charity events.

History repeated itself when he was asked to do a television show, demanded that it be prerecorded, and spurred the development and adoption of videotape. Crosby's desire to prerecord his radio shows was a significant factor in the development of, and radio industry's adoption of magnetic tape recording. Crosby also had regular radio shows from the 1930s–1950s, starred in a network television sitcom in 1964–1965, and made numerous short films and television appearances. His style of singing soon won him the title of "Crooner of the Century".

From then on he was a top stage and radio performer and a top-selling recording artist. He came to national attention while with the popular Whiteman Orchestra, with whom he made his film debut in King of Jazz (1930). Crosby and Rinker used Bailey's connections and joined Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys almost straight after graduating from the University of Chicago. Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up with Al Rinker, the younger brother of singer Mildred Bailey.

He appeared in dozens of movies from the 1930s–1960s, and received the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1944. His popularity as a singer was matched only by his success as an actor. In 1962 he became the first recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He collected 21 other gold records, including "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "Too-Ra-Lo-Ra-Loo-Ral" and "Swinging on a Star".

His biggest musical hit was his recording of the Irving Berlin classic "White Christmas", which he first sang in 1942, and which became one of the best-selling recordings of all time. Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 - October 14, 1977) was a popular American singer and actor whose career spanned multiple generations. Download sample of "White Christmas". Road to Hong Kong (1962) ( Dorothy Lamour is in the movie but onlya.

Road to Bali (1952). Road to Rio (1948). Road to Utopia (1946). Road to Morocco (1942).

Road to Zanzibar (1941). Road to Singapore (1941). the comedy road movies, with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, including:

    . The Country Girl (1956).

    High Society (1954) (with Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong). White Christmas (1954). A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court(1949). Blue Skies (1946).

    Mary's (1945). The Bells of St. Going My Way (Crosby won an Academy Award for Best Actor) (1944). Holiday Inn (1942).

    Birth of the Blues (1941). Rhythm on the River (1940). Rhythm on the Range (1936). Mississippi (1935).

    The Big Broadcast (1932).

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