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Lon Chaney

1883 - 1930

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Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American actor and makeup artist. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. Chaney was known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lon Chaney has received more than 1,916,417 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Lon Chaney is the 325th most popular actor (down from 283rd in 2019), the 591st most popular biography from United States (down from 555th in 2019) and the 164th most popular American Actor.

Lon Chaney is most famous for his roles in silent films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.

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Among actors, Lon Chaney ranks 325 out of 9,996Before him are Sonny Chiba, Kevin Spacey, Mia Farrow, Ed Harris, Hugh Grant, and Kim Novak. After him are Demi Moore, Michael Keaton, Michael Landon, Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, and Andy García.

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Among people born in 1883, Lon Chaney ranks 29Before him are Pierre Laval, Maurice Utrillo, Victor Francis Hess, Johannes Blaskowitz, Celâl Bayar, and Andrey Vyshinsky. After him are Wang Jingwei, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, A. S. Neill, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Norman Haworth, and Peter Kürten. Among people deceased in 1930, Lon Chaney ranks 17Before him are Christiaan Eijkman, Victoria of Baden, Fritz Pregl, D. H. Lawrence, Joan Gamper, and Alfred von Tirpitz. After him are Horst Wessel, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Arthur Balfour, Siegfried Wagner, Ahmad Shah Qajar, and Sakichi Toyoda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lon Chaney ranks 591 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Douglas Engelbart (1925), Angela Davis (1944), Clifford Geertz (1926), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), and Kim Novak (1933). After him are Art Garfunkel (1941), Jane Addams (1860), Meat Loaf (1947), Philip Glass (1937), Demi Moore (1962), and Glenn Miller (1904).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lon Chaney ranks 164Before him are William Holden (1918), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Kevin Spacey (1959), Mia Farrow (1945), Ed Harris (1950), and Kim Novak (1933). After him are Demi Moore (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), Michael Landon (1936), Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), and Burt Reynolds (1936).

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