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Also Known As: Died: July 12, 1973
Born: February 10, 1906 Cause of Death: liver failure
Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Made first stage appearance at age of six months
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Worked as butcher boy, boilermaker, plumber and fruit picker before begining his acting career
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Joined stock companies in the Middle West and played bit parts in film as Creighton Chaney
1932:
Film debut in serial, "The Last Frontier" and feature, "Girl Crazy"
1935:
First billed as Lon Chaney, Jr.
1939:
Major film breakthrough when he recreated his stage role of Lennie in a fine screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"
1941:
First starring roles in horror films, "Man Made Monster" and "The Wolf Man"; the latter marked the first of several times he played the cursed Lawrence Talbot

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