Nancy Kwan Overview:

Actress, Nancy Kwan, was born Hong Kong on May 19, 1939 in Hong Kong, . As of December 2020, Nancy Kwan was 81 years old.

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TCMFF Prefunc: 7 Reasons I Dig

By KC on Apr 24, 2018 From Classic Movies

in 1964/Image Source I adore . She's smart, charismatic, and brilliant in anything she does, whether it is a comedy, drama, or musical. When it was announced she would be attending a screening of The World of Suzie Wong (1960) at TCM Classic Film Festival 2018, I did a cartwhe... Read full article


Fate Is the Hunter (1964) – with Glenn Ford and

By Greg Orypeck on Aug 11, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Sam McBane played with death to prove a theory. Fate Is the Hunter?had at the time, and still has, a lot going for it?a string of first-class major stars of the day, a diverse supporting cast, music by Jerry Goldsmith and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Milton Krasner.? Just because it... Read full article


Wild Women from Warner Archive: and Mamie Van Doren

By KC on Feb 11, 2015 From Classic Movies

I love the high-spirited, incredibly silly flicks that Warner Archive has been releasing lately. The new batch is as much fun as the pair of 60s films I reviewed last Wednesday. This week's double feature is headlined by two very different female characters who are heading towards domestic life, wh... Read full article


Happy Birthday

By monty on May 19, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Photos At just 18, was studying dance with England's Royal Ballet School when she was spotted by producer Ray Stark, who tested her and gave her the starring role of a free-spirited Hong Kong prostitute who captivates artist William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong (1960). She... Read full article


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Nancy Kwan Quotes:

Linda Low: [singing] I'm a girl and by me that's only great, I am proud that my silhouette is curvy. / That I walk with a sweet and girlish gait with my hips kind of swively and swirly. / I enjoy being dressed in something frilly when my date comes to get me at my place, / Out I go with my Joe or John or Billy like a filly who is ready for the race. / When I have a brand new hairdo with my eye lashes all in curl, / I float as the clouds on air do, I enjoy being a girl. / When men say I'm cute and funny and my teeth aren't teeth but pearl, / I just lap it out like honey, I enjoy being a girl. / I flip when a fellow sends me flowers, I drool over dresses made of lace, / I talk on the telephone for hours with a pound and a half of cream upon my face. / I'm strictly a female female and my future I hope will be / In the home of a brave and free male who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl like me.


[last lines]
Mei Li: [singing] A hundred million miracles.
Linda Low: [singing] A hundred million miracles.
All Cast: [singing] A hundred million miracles. a hundred million miracles are happening everyday.


Linda Low: [singing] Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. / Looks down from Chinatown over a foggy bay./ You travel there in a trolley, in a trolley there up you climb. / Dong! Dong! You're in Hong Kong, having yourself a time. / You can eat, if you are in the mood.
Chorus: [singing] Shark-fin soup, bean cake fish.
Linda Low: [singing] The girl who serves you all your food is another tasty dish.
Chorus: [singing] You know you.
Linda Low: [singing] You can't have a new way of living till you're living all the way on / Grand Avenue.
Chorus: Where's that?
Linda Low: [singing] San Francisco. That's where's that! California USA.


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Nancy Kwan Facts
Her father, Kwan Wing Hong, was an architect of Chinese origin, and her mother, Marquita Scott, was a model of Scottish descent. Her parents divorced when she was two years old. Her father worked for British intelligence during World War II.

Has a brother named Ka Keung.

In a 1993 interview, she revealed she turned down a role in The Joy Luck Club (1993) due to a disagreement over the script.

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