Wrote entry on motion picture make-up in the 1929 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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My whole career has been devoted to keeping people from knowing me.
For many years, the cause of the throat cancer that brought about his death at the age of 47 was thought to have been a piece of artificial snow, made out of crushed gypsum, that lodged in his throat during the filming of Thunder
(1929), his last silent film. However, Chaney biographer and scholar Michael Blake points out that the most likely cause was the fact that Chaney was a heavy smoker, and...
Known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. Master of early screen make-up techniques.
Man of a Thousand Faces