Silent Film Actor Lon Chaney

on February 22, 2009

Silent film actor Lon Chaney, born in 1883 in Colorado Springs to deaf-mute parents, learned early how to communicate with his hands and face, expressing emotions without uttering a word. Known as “the man of a thousand faces,” Chaney appeared in more than 150 films, including classics The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.

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