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


Young Chinese Soldier: We're in a time of social changes, and social changes cost money.


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Keye Luke Facts
Luke was an accomplished artist who specialized in murals. Examples of his work appear in the films The Shanghai Gesture (1941) and Macao (1952).

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

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