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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. In September of 1992 he underwent treatment for alcohol abuse at Sierra Tucson Center. 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). In 1980 he was involved in a serious skiing accident which sidelined his acting career for three years. 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. They have two children. He did not achieve stardom until the 1939 feature film version of Of Mice and Men, in which he played Lennie Small. He's been married to Jones since November 18, 2000.

His first movie was an uncredited role in the 1932 film Girl Crazy. That same year, Douglas married actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. He did not take any movie roles until after his father's death. They had one son, Cameron. The marriage failed in 2000 after 23 years after Diandra complained of his womanising, absenteeism and not being a proper father to Cameron. But he also studied makeup under his father. Douglas married Diandra Luker on 20 March 1977. He worked menial jobs in order to make his own way. Douglas starred in Fatal Attraction with Glenn Close and the film became a world-wide hit.

Chaney worked hard to avoid his father's shadow. He is one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood and commands a hefty sum for his roles. Chaney was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and died in San Clemente, California. Michael Douglas received an Academy Award as producer for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975 and for the leading role in Wall Street in 1988. He was born Creighton Tull Chaney, and was first credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935, as a studio marketing ploy. All this changed with 1984's romantic adventure comedy Romancing the Stone. His role in this hit movie re-introduced him as a capable and likable leading man. 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. Though a capable actor, his career was somewhat stagnant after the series and he only appeared in occasional movies which were usually less than popular (for example, 1979's Running).

Douglas starred in the long-running TV series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976. He is the son of actor Kirk Douglas. Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA) is an American actor and producer. Coma (1978).

The China Syndrome (1979). The Star Chamber (1983). Romancing the Stone (1984). A Chorus Line (1985).

The Jewel of the Nile (1985). Fatal Attraction (1987). Wall Street (1987). The War of the Roses (1989).

Basic Instinct (1992). Oliver Stone (1992). Falling Down (1993). Disclosure (1994).

The American President (1995). The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). The Game (1997). A Perfect Murder (1998).

Wonder Boys (2000). Traffic (2000). One Night at McCool's (2001). Don't Say a Word (2001).

1776 (TV Series) (2002). Liberty's Kids: Est. It Runs in the Family (2003). The In-Laws (2003).

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