Actor Lon Chaney, Sr. was born on April 1, 1883 in Colorado Springs. Colorado. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. He is known for his starring roles in such silent horror films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces." His son Lon Chaney, Jr. also starred in numerous horror movies such as The Wolfman. Lon Chaney, Sr., died from a throat hemorrhage on August 26, 1930 in Los Angeles, California and was buried within the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Glendale.