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Frances Chaney (II) (1889–1967)

Frances Chaney was born on August 20, 1889 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA as Frances Cleveland Creighton. She is known for her work on When I Grow Up (1951), The Underworld Story (1950) and The Big Night (1951). She was married to William Bush and Lon Chaney. She died on November 21, 1967 in Sierra Madre, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Nurse (uncredited)
 1951 When I Grow Up
Mrs. Kelly (as Frances Cheney)
 1950 The Underworld Story
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 1951 The Big Night (assistant dialogue editor)

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Alternate Names:

Frances Cheney | Cleva Creighton

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She and Lon had an increasingly rocky marriage and in April 1913, she went to the Majestic Theater in downtown Los Angeles where Lon was working and attempted suicide by drinking a bottle of the poisonous corrosive mercury bi-chloride. She survived but her main talent, a beautiful singing voice, was gone forever. They divorced a year later and she willingly gave Lon custody of their son. See more »



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