American Actor

Lon Chaney Jr.

  • Feb 10, 1906 - Jul 12, 1973 (age 67)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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1999
House of the Black Death
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MovieAug 24, 1999

House of the Black Death

Two brothers, both of whom …
Two brothers, both of whom are warlocks, use their powers and covens of witches to battle over the family fortune.
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1973
Lon Chaney Jr.
PersonalJuly 1973

Lon Chaney Jr.

Lon Chaney Jr. passed away.
1971
Dracula vs. Frankenstein
MovieSep 20, 1971

Dracula vs. Frankenstein

Dracula conspires with a …
Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.
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The Female Bunch
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MovieSep 1, 1971

The Female Bunch

After a string of bad times with men, Sandy tries to kill …
After a string of bad times with men, Sandy tries to kill herself. Co-waitress Libby saves her and takes her to meet some female friends of hers who live on a ranch in the desert. Grace, the leader of the gang, puts Sandy through her initiation and they get on with the real job of running drugs across the Mexican border, hassling poor farmers, taking any man they please, and generally raising a little hell. Soon Sandy becomes unsure if this is the life for her, but it may be too late to get out.
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1967
Spider Baby
MovieDec 24, 1967

Spider Baby

A caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after …
A caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father's death.
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Hillbillys in a Haunted House
MovieMay 1, 1967

Hillbillys in a Haunted House

Country singers on their way …
Country singers on their way to Nashville get in between a shoot out between Spies and the local Sheriff, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is not only haunted, but is also the headquarters of a ring of international spies after a top secret formula for rocket fuel.
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Welcome to Hard Times
MovieMay 1, 1967

Welcome to Hard Times

A sociopathic stranger all but …
A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.
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1966
Johnny Reno
MovieMar 9, 1966

Johnny Reno

The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the …
The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.
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1965
Apache Uprising
MovieDec 29, 1965

Apache Uprising

Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling …
Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches.
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1963
The Haunted Palace
MovieAug 28, 1963

The Haunted Palace

Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's novel THE CASE OF …
Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's novel THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD, this fright flick opens with a warlock placing a curse on a group of villagers about to burn him at the stake. Generations later, the warlock's descendant returns to the village to pick up where his ancestor left off.
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1960
Route 66
TV ShowOct 7, 1960

Route 66

Route 66 is an American drama television that premiered on …
Route 66 is an American drama television that premiered on CBS on October 7, 1960, and ran until March 20, 1964, for a total of 116 episodes. The series was created by Herbert B. Leonard and Stirling Silliphant, who were also responsible for the ABC drama Naked City, from which Route 66 was indirectly spun off. Both series employed a format with elements of both traditional drama and anthology drama, but the difference was where the shows were set: Naked City was set in New York City, while Route 66 had its setting change from week to week, with each episode being shot on location.
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1959
The Alligator People
MovieJul 16, 1959

The Alligator People

A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the …
A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.
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Rawhide
TV ShowJan 9, 1959

Rawhide

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric …
Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood. The show aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959, to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965, until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.
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1958
Lawman
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TV ShowOct 5, 1958

Lawman

Lawman is an American western television series originally …
Lawman is an American western television series originally telecast on ABC from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay. The series was set in Laramie, Wyoming, during 1879 and the 1880s. Warner Bros. already had several western series on the air at the time.
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Money, Women and Guns
MovieOct 1, 1958

Money, Women and Guns

After a gold prospector is …
After a gold prospector is killed by masked robbers, a detective is hired to find the surviving killer as well as the prospector's legal inheritors.
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The Rifleman
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Rifleman

The Rifleman is an American Western television program …
The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.
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Wanted: Dead or Alive
TV ShowSep 6, 1958

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wanted Dead or Alive is an …
Wanted Dead or Alive is an American Western television series starring Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons in 1958–61. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of Trackdown, a 1957–59 western series starring Robert Culp. Both series were produced by Four Star Television in association with CBS Television.
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The Defiant Ones
MovieJul 1, 1958

The Defiant Ones

When the truck that is transporting convicts has an accident on …
When the truck that is transporting convicts has an accident on the road, the inmates John "Joker" Jackson and Noah Cullen that are chained to each other escape. They hate each other but they need to help each other to succeed in their intent of going north to jump in a train and reach freedom. Meanwhile the humane Sheriff Max Muller organizes a posse to track them down in a civilized manner and respecting justice. Joker and Cullen reach a small farm where a lonely woman helps them to get rid of their chains. She offers to drive her car with Joker and her son Billy while Cullen would escape through the swamp to the railroad. But when Joker learns that she sent Cullen to a trap, he leaves her and is shot in the shoulder by Billy. Joker seeks out Cullen to save him and when they meet each other, their former hatred has changed to friendship and respect.
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1957
Tombstone Territory
TV ShowOct 16, 1957

Tombstone Territory

Tombstone Territory is an American Western series …
Tombstone Territory is an American Western series starring Pat Conway and Richard Eastham. The series' first two seasons aired on ABC from 1957 to 1959. The first season was sponsored by Bristol-Myers (consumer products) and the second season by Lipton (tea/soup) and Philip Morris (Marlboro cigarettes). The third and final season aired in syndication from 1959 until 1960. The program was produced by Ziv Television.
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Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957, and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big-name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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Have Gun – Will Travel
TV ShowSep 14, 1957

Have Gun – Will Travel

Have Gun – Will Travel is an …
Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western series that was produced and originally broadcast by CBS on both television and radio from 1957 through 1963. The television version of the series was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons, and it is one of the few shows in television history to spawn a successful radio version. That radio series debuted November 23, 1958, more than a year after the premiere of its televised counterpart.
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The Cyclops
MovieJul 28, 1957

The Cyclops

An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated …
An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.
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1956
The Black Sleep
MovieJun 1, 1956

The Black Sleep

Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts …
Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.
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Indestructible Man
MovieMar 25, 1956

Indestructible Man

"Butcher" Benton goes to his death in the state prison, cursing …
"Butcher" Benton goes to his death in the state prison, cursing the three men who double-crossed him following an armored-car hold-up; "Squeamy" Ellis, Joe Marcelli and Paul Lowe, his attorney and leader of the gang. He vows to return and kill them and dies without revealing the location of the stolen money. Detective Chasen is determined to keep working on the case until the stolen loot is recovered. Benton's body is taken to Professor Bradshaw and his assistant for experimentation, and they manage to restore him to life, making him practically indestructible in the process. He takes off after the three men, getting rid of everybody who stands in his way. He is impervious to police bullets. He kills Ellis and Marcelli, while Lowe seeks police protection. Benton takes to the sewers to recover the hidden loot and the police are powerless to stop him.
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1955
The Indian Fighter
MovieDec 21, 1955

The Indian Fighter

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian …
A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.
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I Died a Thousand Times
MovieNov 9, 1955

I Died a Thousand Times

During the 1950s California …
During the 1950s California aging bank robber Roy "Mad Dog" Earle is pardoned after 8 years in prison.Once out of prison, Roy,at the request of his crime boss "Big Mac",decides to pull one more heist before retiring.His target is a fancy mountain resort hotel where employee Louis Mendoza is Roy's "inside man".Roy Earle's team of robbers include hotheaded Babe,Red and dance-hall girl Marie.Marie falls for Roy but he only thinks of innocent young girl Velma whom he recently met.Velma has a slight foot handicap and smitten Roy plans to pay for her foot surgery with his share of the loot.Unfortunately,the robbery doesn't go as planned.
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1952
Springfield Rifle
MovieOct 22, 1952

Springfield Rifle

Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first …
Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.
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High Noon
MovieMay 1, 1952

High Noon

In this classic Western, Will Kane, the longtime Marshal of …
In this classic Western, Will Kane, the longtime Marshal of Hadleyville in New Mexico territory, has just retired following his marriage with pacifist Quaker Amy Fowler. However, word arrives that Frank Miller, a criminal that Kane once sent away to be hanged, has been pardoned, and will arrive into town, at high noon, with one thing on his mind: Revenge on the Marshal who once ruined his life. With the threat of vengeful outlaws looming, Kane will have to decide whether he honors his sense of duty, or his love for his pacifist bride.
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1948
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
MovieJun 15, 1948

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Two hapless freight handlers …
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
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Albuquerque
MovieFeb 2, 1948

Albuquerque

Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his …
Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.
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1947
My Favorite Brunette
MovieMar 19, 1947

My Favorite Brunette

Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, …
Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.
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1945
House of Dracula
MovieDec 7, 1945

House of Dracula

Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek cures for their …
Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek cures for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and Frankenstein's Monster have their own troubles.
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The Frozen Ghost
MovieJun 1, 1945

The Frozen Ghost

Stage mentalist Gregor the Great becomes enraged when a …
Stage mentalist Gregor the Great becomes enraged when a drunken audience member belittles his act. When the man dies suddenly, Gregor convinces himself that his hypnotic powers are to blame. Guilt-ridden, he retires from performing to Valerie Monet's wax museum. He becomes increasingly stressed when he is pursued romantically by Valerie, her niece, and his former stage assistant, Maura Daniel. When Valerie mysteriously disappears, it is apparent that sinister forces are at work in the museum.
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1944
The Mummy's Curse
MovieDec 22, 1944

The Mummy's Curse

An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana …
An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.
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House of Frankenstein
MovieDec 1, 1944

House of Frankenstein

An evil scientist and his …
An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.
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The Mummy's Ghost
MovieJul 1, 1944

The Mummy's Ghost

An Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the …
An Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the bodies of an Egyptian princess and her living, mummified guardian, with consequences.
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Weird Woman
MovieMar 1, 1944

Weird Woman

While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and …
While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being.
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1943
Calling Dr. Death
MovieDec 17, 1943

Calling Dr. Death

A doctor is not sure if he murdered his beautiful but wicked wife, …
A doctor is not sure if he murdered his beautiful but wicked wife, and has his attractive nurse try to find the truth by hypnotizing him.
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Son of Dracula
MovieOct 20, 1943

Son of Dracula

Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of …
Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South after meeting Katherine Caldwell, of the moneyed Caldwell clan that runs a plantation called Dark Oaks. She's obsessed with occult matters. Who better to guide her through this supernatural world than Count Alucard, whose name no one bothers to spell backwards? No one, that is, except the wily Dr. Brewster, an old family friend. He'll join Professor Lazlo, a specialist in the occult, in fighting this "Alucard" and the woman he's influenced. Or has Katherine influenced him? Meanwhile, Katherine's fiancé, Frank Stanley, will find his courage and his sanity sorely tested when he accidentally shoots Katherine to death, yet finds that she goes on living.
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
MovieMar 5, 1943

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

After being awakened, Larry …
After being awakened, Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's Monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures battle each other.
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1942
The Mummy's Tomb
MovieOct 23, 1942

The Mummy's Tomb

A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill …
A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.
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The Ghost of Frankenstein
MovieMar 13, 1942

The Ghost of Frankenstein

When Ygor brings the …
When Ygor brings the Monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the Monster's current criminal brain with a normal one.
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1941
The Wolf Man
MovieDec 9, 1941

The Wolf Man

A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a …
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.
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Man Made Monster
MovieMar 28, 1941

Man Made Monster

"Big Dan" McCormick is the sole survivor of a bus crash into …
"Big Dan" McCormick is the sole survivor of a bus crash into hydro lines. 5 others were electrocuted. Intrigued by Dan's apparent immunity to electricity, Dr. John Lawrence, distinguished elector-biologist, asks Dan to visit him at his laboratory, where Lawrence's assistant, Dr. Paul Rigas, is secretly conducting experiments to prove his theory that human life can be motivated and controlled by electricity. Rigas persuades Dan to submit to tests, where Dan absorbs increasingly powerful charges until he develops an amazing degree of immunity, and becomes a walking hulk of electricity. Rigas does a final test of pouring a tremendous charge into Dan's body, and Dan becomes superhuman and his body glows. He is also a robot that is controlled by Rigas. When Lawrence tries to stop the experiment, Rigas orders Dan to kill him. Rigas removes the electricity from Dan's body and he becomes a shrunken shell. Despite the efforts of June Meredith, Lawrence's niece, and newspaper reporter Mark Adams to help him, Dan is sentenced to die in the electric chair. But in the death-chamber he absorbs three shocks which returns him to superhuman status. He escapes and goes after Rigas, after putting on a rubber suit to encase his electric energy.
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1940
One Million B.C.
MovieApr 5, 1940

One Million B.C.

Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a …
Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution.
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1939
Of Mice and Men
MovieDec 24, 1939

Of Mice and Men

Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the …
Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.
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Jesse James
MovieJan 14, 1939

Jesse James

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their …
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
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1937
Patsy Beck
MarriageOctober 1937

Patsy Beck

Married Patsy Beck.
1936
Undersea Kingdom
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MovieMay 30, 1936

Undersea Kingdom

Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a …
Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. Norton's rocket submarine searching the sea and little Billy Norton, the professor's son stows away, of course. When they find Atlantis they are caught in a war between peaceful Atlanteans, note their white capes, and war-monging Atlanteans, note their black capes. After many harrowing moments for Crash, Diana, Prof. Norton and Billy, they barely get away with their lives when they escape a tower of Atlantis raised to the surface for the sole purpose of dominating or destroying the Earth (Which one depends on the compliance of the upper world dwellers.)
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1933
Son of the Border
MovieMay 5, 1933

Son of the Border

Tom Owens, forced to shoot his outlaw friend, wants to make …
Tom Owens, forced to shoot his outlaw friend, wants to make it up to the man's kid brother...but the dead man's girl has other ideas.
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1930
Ronald Creighton Chaney
Child1930

Ronald Creighton Chaney

Ronald Creighton Chaney born.
1928
Lon Ralph Chaney
ChildJuly 1928

Lon Ralph Chaney

Lon Ralph Chaney born.
Dorothy Hinckley
Marriage1928

Dorothy Hinckley

Married Dorothy Hinckley.
1906
Lon Chaney Jr.
BirthFebruary 1906

Lon Chaney Jr.

Lon Chaney Jr. was born.
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