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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. They are involved in many community service activites. 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). Henry Darrow is married and lives with his wife of many years, Lauren Levian in North Carolina. 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. Henry has served on the "Advisory Committee of Bilingual Children's Television". He did not achieve stardom until the 1939 feature film version of Of Mice and Men, in which he played Lennie Small. He was also a founder of "Nosotros", an orginization helping latino actors to land non-stereotyped parts.

His first movie was an uncredited role in the 1932 film Girl Crazy. Henry was a member of the Board of Directors of the "Screen Actors Guild" (SAG) and a member of "SAG's" "Ethnic Minorities Committee. He did not take any movie roles until after his father's death. The "Miller Brewing Company" honored Henry by portraying him in their 2000 "Hispanic-American Calendar". But he also studied makeup under his father. Henry also recieved the first "Ricardo Montalban/Nosotros Award" for his contributions in improving the image of the Latino. He worked menial jobs in order to make his own way. Among the many awards that Henry has won are the following: A "Bambi Award" (The German version of the "Emmy") for "The High Caparral" and an "Emmy" Award for his role in the soap opera "Santa Barbara".

Chaney worked hard to avoid his father's shadow. Helens", "The Hitcher", "Maverick", "The Runaway" and "Life of Sin" alongside Miriam Colon, Jose Ferrer and Raul Julia. Chaney was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and died in San Clemente, California. Here is a particial list of some of the many movies in which Henry has co-starred: "Hoilday for Lovers", "Losin It", "The Last of the Finest", "Cancel my Reservation", "St. He was born Creighton Tull Chaney, and was first credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935, as a studio marketing ploy. He also has provided the "voice" for the cartoon version of "Zorro". 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. Henry is the first latino actor to have portrayed "Zorro" in two different television series.

Among the soap operas he has participated in are: "Santa Barbara", "General Hospital", "One Life to Live" and in a Mexican production titled "Crystal Empire". shows in which he has appeared are: "Hawaii Five-O", "Kojak", "Kung Fu", "Mission Imossible", "The Waltons" and "Mod Squad". Henry has also appeared in hundreds of episodes of soap operas, mini-series, sit-coms, and dramas, along with numerous stage plays. Ammong some of the T.V. The role of "Manolito" was to give Henry national exposture, besides fame and fortune.

on September of 1967 in NBC and lasted for four seasons. The series debuted on national T.V. western series "The High Chaparral" and cast him in the role of "Manolito Montoya". Immediately, Dortort recruited Henry for his T.V.

Television producir David Dortort was attending one of the presentations when he first saw Henry. Henry had already landed small parts in some 12 movies and 75 television series when he landed a role in a play entitled "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit". Henry graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts. At the Playhouse, he met a young lady by the name of Lucy who was to become his first wife and with whom he was to have two children, "Denise" and "Tom".

Henry moved to Los Angeles, California and enrolled in the "Passadena Playhouse". During his third year in the University, Henry was awarded a scholaship, the first of its kind, to attend an acting school, by the Government of Puerto Rico. He also worked part-time as an interpreter. There he proceded to study political science and acting.

Henry graduated from high school as class president and soon after enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico). There he discovered his roots and grew to love the land he had never known before. In 1946, when Henry was 13 years old, his family returned to Puerto Rico. His parents were very supportive and always encouraged him to pursue his dreams.

As a child, this acting experience was all he needed to convince him that's all he'll ever want to be. When Henry was 8 years old, he participated in a school play where he acted as a woodcutter. Henry is the first born son of Gloria and Enrique Delgado Sr., who migrated to New York from Puerto Rico in the early 1930's. Henry Darrow (born Enrique Tomas Delgado, Jr. on September 15, 1933 in New York City) is an actor who is best remembered for his role of "Manolito" in the popular 1960's television western series called "The High Chaparral".

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