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Friday, April 07, 2006

Guess Who #5

Any idea who these handsome young men are? One hint: Excessive drinking seriously damaged their careers. Another hint: This gentleman performed drunk during a live television performance later in his career.
Answer: Creighton Chaney, later known as Lon Chaney Jr. Notice how his features dramatically changed due to the ravages of alcohol. He's still one of my favorite actors.

This gentlemans formula for destroying a career was alcohol + balcony + Mexico.
Answer: Lee Tracy.


Blogger michaelE said...

Mary Pickford's ex, Owen Moore, and her younger brother, Jack Pickford?

6:48 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Nope, but that was an interesting family, even Mary had trouble with the drink later on. I dont think I gave particularly good hints so I've added two more.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Mariana said...

Is the first one Tennessee Williams?

3:58 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Nope, but once you know who it is you won't hardly believe it. Im going to post a picture of him in his later years, and you can see how the ravages of alcohol really took their toll.

9:26 PM  
Blogger michaelE said...

Too funny! Something about the Lon picture just kept bugging me but, I just couldn't put his name to it.

As for Lee Tracy, all I could think of was Peter O'Toole's character in "My Favorite Year".

Nicely done!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Mariana said...

I'll never have another drink.

3:01 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Lon was sorta handsome in his early years, his looks must have came from his mother's side.

Peter O'Toole, the great actor with the great porn star name, with Roddy McDowell being a close second.

Mariana, have a glass or three of wine with dinner, but don't drink a gallon with breakfast like Lon did.

8:22 PM  

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