Wrote entry on motion picture make-up in the 1929 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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One of the most difficult characters I ever played from the make-up standpoint was that of a blind boy. All through that picture in order to look blind I had to roll my eyes clear up in what seemed to me to be the very top of my head. Did you ever try to do that? Try it, and then at the same time try to act naturally. You'll get my idea then.
His original make-up kit still survive to this day and is housed at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.. It consists of a leather case engraved with his name, and opens up into folding shelf containers. Among the remaining pieces are foundation sticks, a hair brush, a powder puff and a glass eye he had especially made for one of his films.
Known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. Master of early screen make-up techniques.
Man of a Thousand Faces