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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! 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


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


Ah Fong: All the Japs are gone, but not quite the way Nabura expected.


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Keye Luke Facts
Almost 40 years after he played "Lee Chan" to the Charlie Chans of Warner Oland and Roland Winters, he took a turn at playing Charlie Chan himself, providing his voice in the Hanna-Barbera animated CBS-TV series "The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" (1972). Among those who provided the voices of his children were Jodie Foster and Robert Ito.

Was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

Was considered one of the best dressed men in Hollywood in the 1930s because of his personal style and classic wardrobe.

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