Lon Chaney Jr.

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    • Cheney was born prematurely, leading to a number of medical problems in later life. He often told the story that he was born "black and dead" and that his father took him out into the cold of an Oklahoma February, broke the ice on a lake, and plunged him into the freezing water so that the shock would start his breathing.
      Lon's son, Lon Ralph Cheney, later said that the story was fiction.

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