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:

James Lee Wong: Greetings. Only the eyebrows of youth would have the temerity to call the beard of age at such an hour.


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


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


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

He had the distinction of being the only Asian actor to play a lead Asian detective in the 1930/1940s era. He played Mr. Wong in Phantom of Chinatown (1940) for Monogram. It was the final film in the series and he took over the role from Boris Karloff.

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