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Keye Luke

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Biography

Luke in Charlie Chan publicity photo

Source: Wikipedia

Keye Luke (Chinese: 陸錫麟, Cantonese: Luk Shek Lun; June 18, 1904 – January 12, 1991) was a Chinese-born American actor. He was known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939–1941 Green Hornet film serials, Brak in the 1960s Space Ghost cartoons, Master Po in the television series Kung Fu, and Mr. Wing in the Gremlins films. He was the first Chinese-American contract player signed with RKO, Universal, and MGM and was one of the most prominent Asian actors of American cinema in the mid-twentieth century.

Fact file

  • Born: June 18, 1904 Guangzhou, China
  • Died: January 12, 1991 (aged 86) Whittier, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Stroke
  • Resting place: Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1934–1991
  • Spouse(s): Ethel Davis (1942–1979; her death)

Read more about Keye Luke at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-02-25 18:00:03
A “Gremlins” animated series is in development at WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The potential series is said to be a period piece that would follow Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather played in the films by Keye Luke, as a young man as he goes ...

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