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Keye Luke Overview:

Legendary character actor, Keye Luke, was born on Jun 18, 1904 in Guangzhou, China. Luke died at the age of 86 on Jan 12, 1991 in Whittier, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Luke was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON: as Lee Chan

on Jun 8, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Maedez of Font and Frock and Ruth of Silver Screenings are once again hosting the popular Reel Infatuation Blogathon on June 8th - 10th. Those fictional crushes can be so real! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 My tween years were devoted to sneaking up late at night and watching whatever old movie I coul... Read full article


REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON: as Lee Chan

on Jun 8, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Maedez of Font and Frock and Ruth of Silver Screenings are once again hosting the popular Reel Infatuation Blogathon on June 8th - 10th. Those fictional crushes can be so real! My tween years were devoted to sneaking up late at night and watching whatever old movie I could find. One momentous ... Read full article


The Art of

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 3, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

, who is best known for his portrayal of Number One son Lee Chan in the 20th Century Fox Charlie Chan series, was one of the first Asian film stars to have a successful career in Hollywood, a career which lasted for over 50 years. Becoming an actor, however, was something had not ... Read full article


The Art of

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 3, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

, who is best known for his portrayal of Number One son Lee Chan in the 20th Century Fox Charlie Chan series, was one of the first Asian film stars to have a successful career in Hollywood, a career which lasted for over 50 years. Becoming an actor, however, was something had not ... Read full article


The Art of

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 3, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

, who is best known for his portrayal of Number One son Lee Chan in the 20th Century Fox Charlie Chan series, was one of the first Asian film stars to have a successful career in Hollywood, a career which lasted for over 50 years. Becoming an actor, however, was something had not ... Read full article


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Keye Luke Quotes:

Lee Chan: How do you do it, Pop?
Lee Chan: Evidence like nose on anteater.


[an American agent is stabbed in the back]
Lynn Moore: He didn't have a chance, Ah Fong.
Ah Fong: Who does... with Nabura


[John Davis is trying to get other airplane passengers to leave behind their luggage so he can take one of the children on the flight]
Japanese statesman: Oh, so sorry - but that would mean leaving my confidential files. Also, I must be back in Tokyo by early December
[the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941]


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Keye Luke Facts
He continued working until age 86. He died only weeks after his final film, Woody Allen's Alice (1990), was released.

Was 44 years of age when he returned to the role of Lee Chan, Charlie Chan's 'Number One Son' in the last two Chan films (The Feathered Serpent (1948) and The Sky Dragon (1949)). He was actually 5 months older than Roland Winters, the actor who portrayed Charlie Chan in these films.

He also painted the garden fairytale setting murals of the interior of the Graumans Chinese theatre and the Chinese theatre massive auditorium ceiling.

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