The Death of Lon Chaney, ‘The Man of 1,000 Faces’ – 26 August 1930

Posted on August 25th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Lon Chaney (aka Leonidas Frank Chaney), the silent film star famous for his roles in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, died from lung cancer in Los Angeles on 26 August 1930 – he was 47.

To mark the day, here is a newspaper obituary of Chaney that was published in the ‘Nottingham Evening Post’ on the day that he died.

historical newspaper report on The Death of Lon Chaney

Nottingham Evening Post – Tuesday 26 August 1930

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19300826/002/0001

historical newspaper report on The Death of Lon Chaney

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