Season 17, Episode 2 Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces
First Aired: October 30, 2002
A look at Lon Chaney profiles the silent-film actor and makeup genius who was "Hollywood's first character star," says historian Michael F. Blake, the author of three books on Chaney. Kenneth Branagh narrates this biography, which first aired on Turner Classic Movies in 2000. It features Chaney home movies and clips from Chaney's silent classics, including "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Also interviewed: Forrest Ackerman (Chaney's great-grandson).
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)