Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Shakespeare Scholar & Geophysicist George Elliot Sweet 1997 Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

George Elliot Sweet (9/26/1904-1/30/1997) was a pioneering geophysicist who also was a noted author of a history of exploration geophysics.


George Elliott Sweet, in his twin roles as pioneer and chronicler, almost assuredly knows more than anyone about the early history of geophysical exploration. If there is a doubter, it would be Sweet himself because he is increasingly distrustful of his memory. He would probably use “forgotten” as the verb in the first sentence.

George Elliott Sweet was born in Denver, Colorado, on September 26, 1904. The Sweet family moved to Norman, Oklahoma, in 1920. Elliott (the first name was abandoned for several decades) attended both high school and college in Norman and was prominent academically and athletically in both. He was on the track team, as a hurdler and quarter-miler, and earned outstanding grades. John Clarence Karcher wrote, in an autobiographical sketch (see TLE November 1987) that he had “the highest grades of any male student” in his 1916 graduating class. Eleven years later, Sweet did slightly better, earning the highest grades for any student.

Sweet became an exploration geophysicist in 1928 and remained a prominent participant in the industry, except for service in the United States Navy during World War II, until retirement in the 1960s. His postwar geophysical work was primarily in gravity exploration. He received joint credit for the location of two major oil fields in Alabama and for the drilling of discovery wells on three different gas fields in California. He was professionally associated with many of the major figures in exploration in the pioneer era and knew many of the others at least casually. These extensive contacts were the foundation for the prolonged interviews (during the period 1964-69) which provided the source material for Sweet’s two-volume work, The History of Geophysical Prospecting, the first comprehensive account of the profession’s formative years.

Sweet married Mildred Thelma Robison, an attorney and playwright, in 1932. They had one child, J. Eric Flippin Sweet, an attorney and banker. Mrs. Sweet died in 1976 in Santa Monica, California. George Elliott Sweet died in 1997 in Santa Monica and is buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

Sweet is a direct descendant of Thomas Drake, brother and heir of the famous Sir Francis. He has, as a result, been reading Elizabethan history since “about age seven” and admits to “knowing much more about the 16th century than the 20th.” He has, since 1956 when he first published Shakespeare, the Mystery, played a central role in the eternal debate concerning the identity of the author of the Shakespearean plays and poems. Sweet’s candidate is none other than Queen Elizabeth herself and his case is convincing. The late Erle Stanley Gardner, perhaps the best-selling mystery writer of all time and a Harvard law professor both endorsed his theory.

This book launched Sweet into a second career as an author (and resurrected his first name). He has since published two novels, a collection of seven plays, a biography of pioneer Oklahoma oil man Wirt Franklin plus the previously mentioned work on geophysical history. 

The latest refinements in Shakespearean scholarship and some reflection on the early evolution of exploration were the main themes in a recent interview between Sweet and TLE Managing Editor Dean Clark.

How did you get into geophysics?

I was one of the few people at the time who had heard of exploration geophysics because my older brother Reginald was working for the Geophysical Research Corporation when I received my master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1928. That was about the best position you could get, with that educational background, at that time I was hired by Gene Rosaire and sent to New Orleans to work under Gene McDermott. I couldn’t have had a nicer person to be my first party chief.

We were working the lakes and bayous of Louisiana, and I was the computer. I’ve always been a sort of outdoors person, SO I loved it and thought it a wonderful way to make a living. After a year or so, I was brought into the Houston office and assigned to the theoretical department. The immediate job was to develop a mathematical analysis to find the flank of a salt dome. It was one tough proposition.

Did you have any idea at the time that you were in at the beginning of something big?

Yes. Everybody from holedigger on up thought they were involved in something important, and everybody, almost without exception, enjoyed the work. It was a great time If any one made a suggestion, it was listened to-which is not always the case in scientifically based business. Nearly everybody was young, just out of college, and not many were married. It was a little like a fraternity. They would ask you to think about particularly bright friends, and if you suggested somebody who came into the company and did well, then you were praised. They were probably lucky in getting such talented scientists and energetic people right at the beginning. I don’t remember a single lazy person in the whole GRC organization. Nobody griped, not even a little bit, about having to work ungodly long hours.

Rosaire is credited with making the first oil discovery via seismic in the US. What are your memories of him?

He had his fits of temper and could be a cantankerous cuss, but he still was a person that you enjoyed being with. He and his wife couldn’t have been kinder to me in my long sojourn as a bachelor in Houston. I once showed him something I had worked up that he thought was brilliant. Well, it was nothing more than pretty basic trigonometry, so I couldn’t claim he was a great mathematician, but he was a darn good executive. He was pragmatist who wanted to get things done, and the generally went pretty smoothly. He played a big part in getting the SEG started. The most important man was Donald Barton Barton and Rosaire were bosom pals, and Barton was always in Rosaire’s office talking about a society for geophysicists. After it got going, Rosaire was the guy who did the legwork to get people to join. I was a classic example. I attended all the preliminary meetings, but I guess I was out of town when they had the first official meeting because I’m not a charter member of SEC. Rosaire called me up a couple of years later and asked. “Isn’t it about time you joined ?” I immediately sat down and wrote him a check.

Eugene McDermott?

He was a real physicist. He was the first person that J.C. Karcher hired for GRC, and he probably built most of the original instruments. And if something went wrong with them out in the field, he was the guy who came out to repair them. When Geophysical Service Incorporated was formed in 1930, Karcher gave McDermott the job of making the new instruments, and he was instructed that they “had to be different from the GRC instruments.” It was probably a couple of years before they got all of the bugs out. I learned a lot from McDermott and found him a very likeable person.

Henry Salvatori?

A very talented person, particularly as an executive. He was a world class executive, probably the best and smoothest we ever had in any branch of geophysics. He was always very happy to listen to anything you had to say and never took you for granted. He once got me a raise during the depths of the Depression; I’ll always feel strongly about him just for that.

J. C. Karcher?

I spent days and days and days with him when I was doing my research, and he showed no inclination to put me aside. 1 had also known him at CRC, both in the field and in the theoretical division. He was not a “typical” scientist, if there is such a thing. He had a tremendous number of other interests. He was a likeable and cultured person.

Maurice Ewing?

He worked, as I recall, for GRC during the summer while he was still an undergraduate at Rice. He was probably the youngest person we had and the closest thing we had to a “fair-haired boy.” I think he learned a lot there that helped him later on. It was very obvious that he was tremendously gifted, and every- body knew that he was going to be a decided success in life.

Sir Lawrence Bragg?

A very nice fellow. I laugh when I think about him---not really about him but about the circumstances. Here he was a Nobel Prize winner and in charge of Britain’s whole sound-ranging effort in World War 1. So what did they do? They gave him a captaincy. It’s just like the television show M*A*S*H where the most stupid people are lieutenant colonels. The competent people, the real surgeons, are all captains.

Everette DeGolyer?

He was one of the very few key people from the early days who died before I began my research. I believe the only others were Mintrop, Reginald Fessenden and Conrad Schlumberger.

I'm really sorry that I never had a chance to talk to Fessenden. It appears that he was a very practical guy and the classic product of a classical education. That did him some good because it taught him how important science was, and he started in on that. Of course, he had access to Edison’s library, and that was a great help.

Why did you leave GRC and start your own company?

Karcher had left to form GSl in 1930, and a lot of the GRC people had gone with him. That and the Depression made it pretty obvious to everybody by 1931 that the Houston office had a limited life. So my brother and I and another person decided to go out on our own. My brother Reginald was about as close to that hypothetical “typical” scientist as you can get. By that I mean somebody who reads pretty much nothing but scientific papers and thinks about science most of the time Reginald was a real physicist, much better than me---I was a physical chemist masquerading as a physicist and trying to learn some geology---and he was very talented at designing and building instruments. He came awfully close to duplicating the GRC equipment, and our American Seismograph Company was quite successful until the patent suit by Texaco put us out of business about 1940. At that point my brother designed and built a gravity meter, and we concentrated on that end of the business from then on.

The startup of our firm coincided pretty much with the arrival of reflection as the dominant exploration method. I didn’t have much to do with that, but my brother did. We actually had very little professional contact when we were both with CRC. Refractions were running into all sorts of difficulties as we tried to get deeper data. They were having to spread them out over long distance on the surface, determining them by blast phones, which were soon found to be quite a bit off. Pretty early on, they brought my brother out of Tulsa to do some reflection work in an area that they felt was a good prospect. He got some good data and condemned the whole place, but they didn’t believe him and drilled a second dry hole. Shortly after, he condemned another area, and this time Salvatori backed him up. Refractions hake some uses, but they are limited. It was pretty apparent that reflections were much better, and by 1932, when we started our company, that’s what everybody was using. We never used refraction at all. We never even made any instruments.

What do you recall about the early days of SEG?

It was founded during very bad times, the worst economic times of my life. Thank God, we’ve never had another depression that bad. It really didn’t end in this country until the US entered World War Il. The key man was Donald Barton. He was a very forceful, dynamic individual. His theme was that we shouldn’t worry about the bad times but should plunge ahead because we were going to need an organization when times got better.

It was tough getting members, though, and Rosaire made a lot 01 the contacts and probably hasn’t gotten as much credit as he deserves. The early conventions consisted primarily of technical papers. Everybody was quite eager to hear them. I can’t remember any widespread policy talks. I think we avoided that because everybody was happy that we were getting along as well as we were.

Because of economic considerations, a lot of critical information about geophysical exploration has been kept secret. Did you find this a problem when you were researching your book?

I found absolutely nobody that was not very cooperative. I spent days with some people like [J. Clarence Karcher|Karcher]. I had many meals with Wallace Pratt, who was a geologist, of course, but one with a keen appreciation of geophysics. He was one of those people who talked in a very low key manner but who was very impressive It was a real joy to talk to those people. Of all my assignments in life, one of the happiest was to visit with the pioneers and together reconstruct what we knew about the early days.

Now we know, in retrospect, that a lot of them were remarkable people-great geophysicists and great geologists. But none of them seemed to be enormously impressed with themselves. I have met some people in executive positions who thought they were God’s gift to something or other, but I never met a geophysicist who felt that way.

Of course, a scientist knows there’s so much he doesn’t know that it’s hard for him to get a big head. That’s particularly true when you’re dealing with the earth. In the early years it was rare to find somebody who knew a lot about physics and a lot about geology. There were a lot of people like me with a pretty good physics background, but having to be pretty humble about our knowledge of geology and having to read like mad to even learn some of the basics. All the people involved, whether they came from the physics side or the geologic side, pretty soon realized the enormous amount of stuff they had to learn. Consequently, I can’t think of a single person who thought he was a great geophysicist as compared to other people.

Was it really the queen?

I’ve changed my mind a little bit. Now 1 think it was a committee that included people like Christopher Marlowe, the Countess of Pembroke and Sir Walter Raleigh, but the queen was still the most important factor. So, now I think that she was 70-80 percent responsible instead of 100 percent. A lot of people think that idea is just incredible, but is it more incredible than believing that an uneducated, illiterate bumpkin was the A-No.

A debate covering the authorship question was held in Washington, D.C;, on September 25, 1987, before three justices of the US Supreme Court. Justice John Paul Stevens opined that concealment of the author’s true identity under the pseudonym Shakespeare would most likely have been “the result of a command from the monarch.” This reasoning from a learned judge would seem to add considerable credibility to my theory.


Clark, Dean (1988). George Elliott Sweet. The Leading Edge, 7(12), 22–24.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

"Mothers-in-Law" Actress & Entertainer Kaye Ballard 1925-2019 Memorial Video

Kaye Ballard (November 20, 1925 – January 21, 2019) was an American musical theatre and television actress, comedian and singer.

Ballard died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California on January 21, 2019 at the age of 93. The cause was kidney cancer, according to a friend.

Entertainer, Composer & Author Ken Darby 1992 Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery

Kenneth Lorin Darby (May 13, 1909 – January 24, 1992) was an American composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor. His film scores were recognized by the awarding of three Academy Awards and one Grammy Award. He provided vocals for the Munchkinland mayor in The Wizard of Oz (1939), who was portrayed in the film by Charlie Becker. Darby is also notable as the author of The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe (1983), a biography of the home of Rex Stout's fictional detective.

Personal life

Kenneth Lorin Darby was born in Hebron, Nebraska, on May 13, 1909, to Lorin Edward Darby and Clara Alice Powell.[1] Darby was married to Vera Matson from 1932 to 1992.


Ken Darby's choral group, The Ken Darby Singers, sang backup for Bing Crosby on the original 1942 Decca Records studio recording of "White Christmas." In 1940 they also sang on the first album ever made of the songs from The Wizard of Oz, a film on which Darby had worked. However, the album was a studio cast recording, not a true soundtrack album (although it did feature Judy Garland), and it did not use the film's original arrangements.

Darby also performed as part of "The King's Men," a vocal quartet who recorded several songs with Paul Whiteman's orchestra in the mid 1930s and were the featured vocalists on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio program from 1940 through 1953. In the early 1940s, he performed with the King's Men a musical version of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" that he wrote called "T'was the Night Before Christmas" that was performed on the Christmas episodes of "Fibber McGee and Molly." They also participated on the soundtracks of several MGM films, including The Wizard of Oz and occasional Tom and Jerry cartoons. The King's Men portrayed the Marx Brothers in a musical spoof in the film Honolulu (Darby played one of two 'Grouchos' in the group). 

Darby also provided the theme song and the soundtrack for "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," the 1950s–60s television series starring Hugh O'Brian, and "The Adventures of Jim Bowie" starring Scott Forbes.

He was a composer and production supervisor for Walt Disney Studios and was choral and vocal director on the 1946 Disney film classic Song of the South.

He was also Marilyn Monroe's vocal coach for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1954).

Darby was also the principal composer of the 1956 Elvis Presley hit "Love Me Tender" for the movie of the same name but signed the rights over to his wife, Vera Matson, whose name appears as co-lyricist and co-composer with Elvis Presley. The song was adapted from the Civil War era song "Aura Lee."[1] Presley's composing credit was mandated by his management, to entice him to record the song.[2] Darby was often asked about his decision to credit the song to his wife along with Presley, and his standard response was an acid, "Because she didn't write it either."[2]

An avid fan of Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout's fictional detective genius, Darby wrote a detailed biography of Wolfe's home titled The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe (1983).[3]

Ken Darby died January 24, 1992, in the final stages of production of his last book, Hollywood Holyland: The Filming and Scoring of 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' (1992).[4]

He was buried at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.


Academy Awards

1956, Winner, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
The King and I
(shared with Alfred Newman)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1958, Nominee, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
South Pacific
(shared with Alfred Newman)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1959, Winner, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Porgy and Bess
(shared with André Previn)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1961, Nominee, Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Flower Drum Song
(shared with Alfred Newman)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1963, Nominee, Best Original Music Score
How the West Was Won
(shared with Alfred Newman)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1967, Winner, Best Score – Adaptation or Treatment
(shared with Alfred Newman)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Grammy Awards

1960, Winner, Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast, Movie or Television 
Porgy and Bess (shared with André Previn) 
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences


1.Cook, Page, prelude to Ken Darby's Hollywood Holyland: The Filming and Scoring of 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' . Metuchen, New Jersey : Scarecrow Press, 1992 ISBN 0-8108-2509-0 pp. xiii–xxx
2. Miller, Stephen (2013). "The Million Dollar Quartet". Omnibus Press.
3. Darby, Ken, The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1983 ISBN 0-316-17280-4
4. Darby, Ken, Hollywood Holyland: The Filming and Scoring of 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' . Metuchen, New Jersey : Scarecrow Press, 1992 ISBN 0-8108-2509-0 p. xii

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Persian Singer Heideh aka Hayedeh 1990 Westwood Village Cemetery

Hayedeh, also transcribed as Haideh or Haydeh or Heideh, born as Ma'soumeh Dadehbala (April 10, 1942 – January 20, 1990) was an Iranian singer of Persian classical, Folk, and pop music with a contralto vocal range. She was active for more than two decades, and is considered as one of the most popular singers of 20th-century Iran.[1]

Early life and career

Hayedeh and Anoushiravan Rohani at the National Iranian Radio and TV, Tehran, 1975 Ma'soumeh Dadehbala was born on April 10, 1942 in Tehran, the elder sister of singer Mahasti.[2]

Her professional career began in 1968 as a singer on a Persian traditional music program in Radio Tehran called "Gol hâ ye Rangârang" (Persian: گلهای رنگارنگ‎ "Colorful Flowers") directed by Davoud Pirnia.

Hayedeh studied Avaz (Persian vocal music) with the Persian violinist and composer Ali Tajvidi.

"Azadeh" (1968), which was composed by Ali Tajvidi, and was written by Rahi Moayeri, was Hayedeh's first official hit and debut also. It was first performed in 1968 on Radio Tehran with the Gol-ha Orchestra.[3] In this year she released another titled Raftam (1968).

In the 1970s Hayedah added Persian pop music to her classical Persian repertoire. In this period Hayedeh worked with several songwriters, such as Fereydoun Khoshnoud, Jahanbakhsh Pazouki, Anoushiravan Rohani and Mohammad Heydari. "Bezan Tar," "Gol-e Sang," "Nowrouz Aamad," and "Soghati" were among her works during this period.

After the revolution and leaving Iran

On August 29, 1978, shortly before the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hayedeh immigrated to the United Kingdom. She stayed there for three years and moved to the United States in 1982 to continue her career.

Hayedeh lived in Los Angeles from 1982 until the end of her life. The growth of the Iranian community in Southern California due to the increasing number of people leaving Iran after the revolution bolstered Hayedeh's career in the 1980s.[1]

Hayedeh released many successful albums during this time, and all her songs were bootlegged in Iran. Hayedeh's political and nostalgic songs such as "Rouzaye Roshan," "Ghesseyeh Man," "Zendegi" became very popular with the Iranian exile community.[1]

Her songwriters and producers in the United States were mostly Sadegh Nojouki, Mohammad Heydari and Andranik. Songwriters she worked with were Ardalan Sarfaraz, Homa Mir-Afshar and Bijan Samandar.[citation needed] Songwriter who wrote more than 30 of Hayedeh's songs and hits was her best friend Leila Kasra (a.k.a. Hedieh), who was featured in many of her albums reciting her poems. During her exile, Hayedeh regularly appeared on the Los Angeles-based Iranian TV channels IR TV, Jaam-E-Jam.[1]

Death and burial

On January 20, 1990, several hours after a concert at the Casablanca Club in San Francisco, California, Hayedeh died from a heart attack. She was 47 years old. She had a history of diabetes and hypertension. Hayedeh was to perform a live concert in Bahrain just weeks after her sad, tragic death. Khosrow Motarjemi, a Persian IT expert in California, recorded a video of this three and a half hour concert, which for unknown reasons has never been officially released.

On January 24, 1990, Hayedeh was buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. She had been recording an album shortly before her death and was due to finish recording it after she returned from her concert in San Francisco.[2]


Hayedeh's albums are still best sellers and her songs are constantly played on Iranian TV and radio channels. Many of her ageless songs are sung by famous Iranian pop singers. Houshmand Aghili performed Hayedeh’s "Sarab," Parviz Rahman Panah remixed her "Saal," Shahla Sarshar performed a tragic song called "In Memory of Hayedeh," singer Amir did a cover of Hayedeh's song "Soghati" in 2008 and Mahasti performed three songs in memory of her late sister.[1]

According to Prof. Erik Nakhjavani in Encyclopædia Iranica: "Analogous to Delkash, before her, Hayedeh sang with technical authority and passionate energy. Her laryngeal control made it possible for her to produce a series of graceful vibrato and glissando vocalizations required by the Avaz Persian vocal music. She could smoothly pass from the upper reaches of her alto voice to the lower, fuller, and darker range of the contralto. This mixture of strong laryngeal strength and learned vocal technique gave her alto-contralto voice a rare, powerful resonance and texture in the performance of the Avaz. Furthermore an acute sense for musical timing, the rhythmic flow of vocal music, affective musical phrasing, and poetic delivery enabled her to express and interpret effectively any songs she sang."[3]

Documentary film

Iranian pianist and journalist Pejman Akbarzadeh have made a documentary "Hayedeh Legendary Persian Diva" about Hayedeh which was screened in Amsterdam in January 2009 for the first time. The documentary had its US premiere in May 2009 at the Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles and nominated as the Best Documentary at the festival. The film was also screened at 9th International Exile Film Festival (Sweden) and 4th Iranian Film Festival in the Netherlands.

The documentary was released on DVD on January 20, 2010, the 20th death anniversary of Hayedeh, by "Persian Dutch Network" in Amsterdam.[4]

Partial discography

Studio albums

Azadeh (1968)
Raftam (1968)
Nasepasi (1969)
Afsaneh Shirin' (1970) - with Shajarian
Yaarab (1982)
Hamkhooneh (1984) – with Vigen Derderian
Shabeh Eshgh (1985)
Shanehayat (1986)
Sogand (1988)
Safar (1988) – with Moein
Ei Zendegi Salaam (1989)
Golhayeh Ghorbat (1990) – with [[Moein]
Bezan Taar (1991)
Kharabati (1991)
Gol Vaajeh (1991)
Khoda Hafez (1991)
Paadeshah Khoobaan (1992)
Roozaayeh Roshan (1992)
Shabeh Asheghan – with Sattar
Naa Shanidehaa
Bolboli Ke Khaamosh Shod
Aamadanet Mahaaleh
Ooje Sedaa
Taranehyeh Saal
Best of Hayedeh
40 Golden Hits of Hayedeh
40 Hayedeh Golden Songs, Vol I
Hayedeh Golden Songs, Vol II
Shirin Jaan, Hayedeh 4
Dashtestani, Hayedeh 5
Afsaneh Shirin, Hayedeh 8


1. "HAYEDEH ... at a Glance." Hayedeh Documentary Project. 2 June 2010.
2. "In Memory of the Persian Legendary Diva HAYEDEH (1942-1990)." Persian Heritage/Payvand News. 19 January 2006.
3. "Hayedeh." Encyclopedia Iranica. 15 December 2003.
4. "Hayedeh Documentary Released by Persian Dutch Network." Gooya News. 20 January 2010. 

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hayedeh.
Hayedeh on IMDb
Hayedeh discography at MusicBrainz
Hayedeh Documentary Project website (in English and Persian)
Hayedeh and a documentary about her,, April 2009. (in English)
Hooman Khalatbari, "Speaking of Hayedeh and a God Given Voice,"
Profile, Radio Zamaneh (in Persian)
Hayedeh: Legendary Persian Diva on YouTube, documentary trailer
Hayedeh Live Performance at National TV, Tehran, 1977 (video)
Legendary Domain Since 2003
Hayedeh at Find a Grave Edit this at Wikidata

Thursday, January 17, 2019

"Mr. Majestyk" Character Actor Paul Koslo 1944-2019 Memorial Video

Paul Koslo (June 27, 1944 – January 9, 2019) was a German-Canadian actor.


Koslo started his career in such 1970s cult films as Nam's Angels a.k.a. The Losers, (referenced in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction), Vanishing Point and The Stone Killer. He also appeared opposite Charlton Heston in the science fiction cult-classic, The Omega Man in an unusually sympathetic co-starring role. He portrayed villains in Joe Kidd (1972, starring Clint Eastwood), Mr. Majestyk (1974, starring Charles Bronson), and The Drowning Pool (1975, starring Paul Newman). He and fellow Omega Man co-star Anthony Zerbe also appeared in Rooster Cogburn (1975) with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. After a solid supporting part as a Jewish concentration camp survivor in the critically acclaimed Voyage of the Damned (1976), as well as the mayor in Heaven's Gate (1980), he began a long run of portraying villainous types in productions such as Roots: The Next Generations and The Glitter Dome.

In rare, in-depth interviews with both Psychotronic Video and Shock Cinema (issue No. 14) magazines, Koslo spoke (mostly unfavorably) about his experiences working in several films with Charles Bronson and in The Omega Man with Heston.

Starting in the late 1970s, Koslo appeared (usually as a villain) in a string of television shows such as The Rockford Files, Mission: Impossible, The Incredible Hulk, Quincy, M.E., Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, T. J. Hooker, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Dallas and Hunter. He also appeared as Jesse James in The Dukes of Hazzard seventh-season episode "Go West, Young Dukes." More recently, along with television appearances, he appeared in several independent action films (most of them straight-to-video). He was also in Loose Cannons (1990) with Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd and appeared as the Russian battle-robot pilot Alexander in the cult science fiction film Robot Jox (1990).

Personal life

Koslo met his wife, Allaire Paterson Koslo, at the MET Theatre in Hollywood, when he produced a one-woman show, Purple Breasts, a critically acclaimed play she co-wrote and starred in. They married in 1997 and have one child together.

Koslo died on January 9, 2019 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

"Charlie Chan's #1 Son" Actor & Artist Keye Luke 1991 Rose Hills Cemetery


Keye Luke (June 18, 1904 – January 12, 1991) was a Chinese-American film and television actor, technical advisor and artist, he was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild[1][2] He was known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939–1941 Green Hornet film serials, Brak in the 1960s Space Ghost cartoons, Master Po in the television series Kung Fu, and Mr. Wing in the Gremlins films. He was the first Chinese-American contract player signed by RKO, Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was one of the most prominent Asian actors of American cinema in the mid-twentieth century.[3]

Early life

Luke was born in Guangzhou, China, to a father who owned an art shop, but grew up in Seattle.[3] He was part of the Luke family, a relative of Washington assistant attorney-general Wing Luke, for whom Seattle's Wing Luke Asian Museum was named. He had four siblings who all emigrated from China to California during the Great Depression. His younger brother Edwin Luke also became an actor in the Charlie Chan series. In Seattle, Luke attended Franklin High School, where he contributed cartoons and illustrations to school publications.[4] Keye Luke became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1944—in a moment fictionally recreated in Lisa See's novel Shanghai Girls.


Before becoming an actor he was a local artist in Seattle and, later, Hollywood, working on several of the murals inside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. He did some of the original artwork for the 1933 King Kong pressbook. Luke also painted the casino's mural in The Shanghai Gesture. He published a limited edition set of pen and ink drawings of The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam in the 1950s. 

He also created illustrations for the books The Unfinished Song of Achmed Mohammed by Earle Liederman, Blessed Mother Goose by Frank Scully and an edition of Messer Marco Polo by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne (unpublished).[4] Other art done by Luke included the dust jackets for books published in the 1950s and 1960s. It was through his studio art work that he was recruited for his first movie roles.

Acting career

Luke made his film debut in The Painted Veil (1934), and the following year gained his first big role, as Charlie Chan's eldest son in Charlie Chan in Paris. He worked so well with Warner Oland, the actor playing Chan, that "Number One Son" became a regular character in the series, alternately helping and distracting 'Pop' Chan in each of his murder cases.[5] Luke appeared seven times as Lee Chan opposite Oland's Chan. 

Keye Luke left the Charlie Chan series in 1938, shortly after Oland died. The unfinished Oland-Luke film Charlie Chan at the Ringside was completed as Mr. Moto's Gamble, with Luke now opposite Peter Lorre.

Unlike some performers who failed to establish themselves beyond a single role, Keye Luke continued to work prolifically in Hollywood, at several studios. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cast him in a recurring role in its Dr. Kildare film series, and Monogram Pictures featured him in its Frankie Darro comedies and starred him as Mr. Wong in Phantom of Chinatown. Unlike Boris Karloff, who had preceded him in the Mr. Wong role, Luke played the detective without any exotic touches. Though his Mr. Wong was of Chinese descent and able to speak Chinese, he was otherwise an ordinary American gumshoe, with no trace of a foreign accent or "Oriental" philosophy.

RKO Radio Pictures used Luke in its popular adventures of The Falcon and Mexican Spitfire. 

Luke also worked at Universal Pictures, where he played two-fisted valet/chauffeur Kato in its Green Hornet serials.  In 1946 Universal mounted a low-budget serial consisting largely of action footage from older films; Keye Luke was hired to match old footage of Sabu in the serial Lost City of the Jungle.

In 1948, Keye Luke returned to the Chan mysteries, which were now being produced by Monogram and starred Roland Winters as Chan. "Number One Son" appeared in the last two Chan features, The Feathered Serpent along with "Number Two Son" Tommy Chan (Victor Sen Yung) in their only appearance together, and Sky Dragon. In both of these films, Luke was older than the actor playing his father. 

Luke had a featured Broadway role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Gene Kelly in 1958. The soundtrack album captures his singing of the part of Mr. Wang, the family patriarch.

Luke continued to play character parts in motion pictures. He had a featured role in The Chairman (1969) starring Gregory Peck. He provided the voice of the evil Mr. Han in Enter the Dragon (1973) starring Bruce Lee. Luke played the mysterious old Chinatown shop owner Mr. Wing in the two Gremlins movies and he had a significant role in Woody Allen's 1990 movie Alice.

Keye Luke also worked extensively in television, making numerous guest appearances, including four on The F.B.I. and seven TV movies. He was a regular cast member in two short lived sitcoms, Anna and the King (1972) starring Yul Brynner and Sidekicks (1986-87). 

"Number One Son" ascended to the role of Charlie Chan himself, thus becoming the first actor of Chinese descent to play the role: he supplied the voice of "Mr. Chan" in the animated television series The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1972). 

He was also known for his role of Master Po in the television series Kung Fu (1972–75). In 1985, Luke played 'The Ancient One' on the soap opera General Hospital, for the Asian Quarter storyline, which showcased strong chemistry between Luke and young actress Kimberly McCullough, whom he mentored. 

In 1986, Luke appeared in season two of "The Golden Girls" as Sophia's love interest. Additionally Luke voiced many animated series including Brak in Space Ghost, the aforementioned Charlie Chan, and Zoltar/The Great Spirit/Colonel Cronus in Battle of the Planets.

Luke played Governor Donald Cory in an episode of the original Star Trek entitled "Whom Gods Destroy" (1969), and was going to play Doctor Noonien Soong in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Brothers" but illness prevented him from doing so; Brent Spiner ultimately took over the role. In the Fractured Fairy Tales episode "The Enchanted Fly," one of the rewards offered to the man who would rescue and marry the princess is "an autographed picture of Keye Luke."


He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Asian/Pacific American Artists in 1986. For his contribution to show business, Luke was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on the sidewalk in front of 7000 Hollywood Blvd.


Luke died of a stroke on January 12, 1991, at the age of 86. He is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.


Writer and filmmaker Timothy Tau wrote, directed and produced a short film about Keye Luke's earlier life and work, entitled Keye Luke, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival as a Visual Communications Armed with a Camera Fellowship film.[6][7][8][9] The film was also the Closing Night choice of the inaugural 2013 Seattle Asian American Film Festival.[10][11] Feodor Chin starred as Keye Luke. Archie Kao starred as Edwin Luke, Keye Luke's brother. Kelvin Han Yee starred as Lee Luke, Keye Luke's father.


The Painted Veil (1934) as Shay Key Fong (uncredited) 
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) as Lee Chan 
The Casino Murder Case (1935) as Taki - Casino Pageboy (uncredited) 
Eight Bells (1935) as Interpreter (uncredited) 
Murder in the Fleet (1935) as Consul's Secretary (uncredited) 
Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) as Chinese soldier 

Mad Love (1935) as Dr. Wong 

Shanghai (1935) as Chinese Ambassador's son 
Here's to Romance (1935) as Saito 
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) as Lee Chan 
King of Burlesque (1936) 
Wong Anything Goes (1936) as Ching (uncredited) 
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) as Lee Chan 
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) as Lee Chan 
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) as Lee Chan 

The Good Earth (1937) as Elder son 

Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as Lee Chan 
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Lee Chan 
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937) as Lee Chan 
International Settlement (1938) as Dr. Wong 
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Lee Chan 
North of Shanghai (1939) as Jimmy Riley 

Disputed Passage (1939) as Andrew Abbott 

Sued for Libel (1939) as Chang Howe 
Barricade (1939) as Ling - Cady's secretary 
The Green Hornet (1940, serial) as Kato 
Wildcat Bus (1940) as Tai (uncredited) 
Phantom of Chinatown (1940) as James Lee Wong 
Comrade X (1940) as World Press Attendee with Glasses (uncredited) 
No, No, Nanette (1940) as Sung, Oriental Cafe Manager (uncredited) 
The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940, serial) as Kato 
Footlight Fever (1941) as Chinese Restaurant Waiter (uncredited) 
The Gang's All Here (1941) as George Lee 
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Mr. Toy (scenes deleted) 
Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) as Clancy (as Key Luke) 
Passage from Hong Kong (1941) as Charlie, Chinese Waiter (uncredited) 
Let's Go Collegiate (1941) as Buck Wing Burma 
Convoy (1941) as Lin Taiyen 
No Hands on the Clock (1941) as Severino (uncredited) 
North to the Klondike (1942) as K. Wellington Wong 
Mr. and Mrs. North (1942) as Kumi 

A Yank on the Burma Road (1942) as Kim How 

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Ah Foo 

Spy Ship (1942) as Koshimo Haru 

Submarine Raider (1942) as Tesei (uncredited) 
Invisible Agent (1942) as Surgeon
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) as Thomas Chang (uncredited) 

Across the Pacific (1942) as Steamship Office Clerk 

Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942) as Lao Lee - Chinese Magician (uncredited) 
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Jerry - Gay's Houseboy 
Destination Unknown (1942) as Secretary 
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Dr. Lee Wong Howe 
Journey for Margaret (1942) as Japanese Statesman (uncredited) 

The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943, serial) as Capt. Wing 

Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Dr. Lee Wong Howe 

Salute to the Marines (1943) as Flashy Logaz 

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) as Dr. Lee Wong Howe 
Three Men in White (1944) as Dr. Lee Wong Howe 
Dragon Seed (1944) 
Between Two Women (1945) as Dr. Lee Wong Howe 

Secret Agent X-9 (1945 serial) as Ah Fong 

First Yank into Tokyo (1945) as Haan Soo 
How Doooo You Do!!! (1945) as Chinese Detective 
Tokyo Rose (1946) as Charlie Otani 
Lost City of the Jungle (1946, serial) as Tal Shan 
Dark Delusion (1947) as Dr. Lee Wong Howe 
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Jimmie Lin 
Waterfront at Midnight (1948) as Loy 
The Feathered Serpent (1948) as Lee Chan 
Sky Dragon (1949) as Lee Chan 
Manhandled (1949) as Chinese Laundry Owner (uncredited) 
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Ramundo the Houseboy (uncredited) 
Macao (1952) (uncredited) 
The Congregation (1952) 
Hong Kong (1952) as Taxicab Driver (uncredited) 
Fair Wind to Java (1953) as Pidada 
South Sea Woman (1953) as Japanese Deck Officer (uncredited) 
World for Ransom (1954) as Wong 
Hell's Half Acre (1954) as Police Chief Dan 
The Bamboo Prison (1954) as Comrade-Instructor Li Ching 
Godzilla Raids Again (1955) as Shoichi Tsukioka (English version, voice, uncredited) 
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) as Lee Foo (uncredited) 
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as old man at Yokohama travel office (uncredited) 
Rodan (1956) as Narrator (English version, voice, uncredited) 
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957) as Capt. Kuo Tai 
Gigantis the Fire Monster (1959) as VA for Shoichi Tsukioka (uncredited) 
Nobody's Perfect (1968) as Gondai-San Project X (1968) as Sen Chiu 
The Chairman (1969) as Prof. Soong Li Noon 
Sunday (1970) as Colonel Oong 
The Hawaiians (1970) as Foo Sen Won 
Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) as Cook in kitchen 
The Amsterdam Kill (1977) as Chung Wei 
Just You and Me, Kid (1979) as Dr. Device 
Wonders of China at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center (1982) as philosopher Li Bai 
Gremlins (1984) as Grandfather 
A Fine Mess (1986) as Ishimine 
Dead Heat (1988) as Mr. Thule 
The Mighty Quinn (1989) as Dr. Raj 
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) as Mr. Wing 
Alice (1990) as Dr. Yang


Mysteries of Chinatown 1 episode 
  (Shadow of the Avenger) (1950) 
The Stu Erwin Show 1 episode 
  (Lin Yang in What Paper Do You Read?) (1951) 
Schlitz Playhouse 1 episode 
  (Souvenir from Singapore) (1952) 
Chevron Theatre 1 episode 
  (One Thing Leads to Another) (1952) 
Your Jeweler's Showcase 1 episode 
  (Juice Man) (1952) 
Terry and the Pirates 3 episodes
  (Okura in Macao Gold) (1952) 
  (Lt. Leong in The Green God) (1953) 
  (Police Captain in Compound 3-C Theft) (1953) 
Biff Baker, U.S.A. 1 episode
  (Tom Ling in The Hawaii Story) (1953) 
Fireside Theatre 2 episodes
  (The Traitor) (1953) 
  (The Reign of Amelika Joe) (1954) 
The New Adventures of China Smith 4 episodes
  (Aban in The Sign of the Scorpion) 
  (Tony Wan in The Talons of Tongking) 
  (Wong in Plane to Tainan) 
  (The Proverbs of Shen-Tze) (1954) 
Studio 57 1 episode
  (Sam Kee in Ring Once for Death) (1954) 
December Bride 1 episode:
  (Waiter in The Chinese Dinner) (1954) 
The Ray Milland Show 1 episode:
  (Professor Wong in Chinese Luck) (1954) 
My Little Margie 1 episode:
  (Mr. Chang/Fake Mr. Lee in San Francisco Story) (1954) 
Cavalcade of America 
  (Ordeal in Burma) (1954) 
  (Call Home the Heart) (1956) 
Big Town 1 episode 
  (The Sniper) (1955) 
Annie Oakley 1 episode 
  (Li Wong in Annie and the Chinese Puzzle) (1955) 
Soldiers of Fortune 1 episode 
  (Captain Kopan in Jungle Rebel) (1955) 
The Lineup 1 episode 
  (The Chinatown Case) (1955) 
Gunsmoke 1 episode 
  (Chen in The Queue) (1955) 
Crusader 1 episode 
  (Lin Suchow in Christmas in Burma) (1955) 
Crossroads 2 episodes 
  (Leang Fan in Calvary in China) (1956) 
  (Wang-Red Soldier in The Inner Light) (1956) 
Jungle Jim 1 episode 
  (Jolong in Power of Darkness) (1956) 
Buffalo Bill, Jr. 1 episode 
  (The Golden Plant) (1956) 
Telephone Time 1 episode 
  (Time Bomb) (1956) 
TV Reader's Digest 1 episode 
  (Mr. Ling in The Smuggler) (1956) 
The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu 1 episode 
  (Lum Sen in The Golden God of Dr. Fu Manchu) (1956) 
Wire Service 1 episode 
  (Young General in No Peace in Lo Dao) (1957) 
Panic! 1 episode 
  (Honolulu in Mayday) (1957) 
Climax! 1 episode 
  (Chen in Jacob and the Angel) (1957) 
The Gale Storm Show 2 episodes 
  (Chong in Singapore Fling) (1957) 
  (Henry Ling in The Case of the Chinese Puzzle) (1958) 
Alcoa Theatre 1 episode 
  (Mike in In the Dark) (1958) 
The Californians 1 episode 
  (China Doll) (1958) 
Mike Hammer 1 episode 
  (Sammy Wong in So That's Who It Was) (1958) 
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1 episode 
  (Dr. Lin Chang in Chinese Honeymoon) (1958) 
Trackdown 1 episode 
  (Wong in Chinese Cowboy) (1958) 
The Case of the Dangerous Robin 1 episode 
  (The China Passage) (1961) 
Follow the Sun 1 episode 
  (Sumarit in Little Girl Lost) (1961) 
Target: The Corruptors 1 episode 
  (Chang Sui in Chase the Dragon) (1962) 
Fair Exchange 1 episode 
  (Mr. Fong in The Exchange) (1962) 
Perry Mason 2 episodes 
  (C.C. Chang in The Case of the Weary Watchdog) (1962) 
  (Choy in The Case of the Feather Cloak) (1965) 
The Littlest Hobo 1 episode 
  (Wu Chang in Chinese Puzzle) (1963) 
Mickey 1 episode 
  (Grandpa Kwan in The Way the Fortune Cookie Crumbles)(1964) 
Kentucky Jones 2 episodes 
  (Thomas Wong in Ike's Song (1964) and My Old Kwantungy Home) (1965)
Jonny Quest (animated) 2 episodes (voice) 
  (Commissioner Wah/Panel truck passenger/Sentry-post 4 in The Quetong Missile Mystery) (1965)
  (Charlie in The Sea Haunt) (1965) 
I Spy 1 episode 
  (Lt. How in Danny Was a Million Laughs) (1965) 
The Wackiest Ship in the Army 1 episode
  (Last Path to Garcia) (1965) 
My Brother the Angel 1 episode 
  (Mr. Togosaki in The Hawaiian Caper) (1966) 
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1 episode 
  (Han in Wind Fever) (1966) 
Space Ghost (animated) 3 episodes (voice) 
  (Brak in The Lure (1966), The Looters (1967), and The Two Faces of Doom (1967)) 
The Green Hornet 1 episode 
  (Mr. Chang in The Preying Mantis) (uncredited) (1966) 
The F.B.I. 4 episodes 
  (General How in The Spy-Master) (1966) 
  (Ken Torii in The Hiding Place) (1966)
  (Captain Cheiu in The Courier) (1967) 
  (Mr. Seito in Memory of a Legend) (1973) 
Coronet Blue 1 episode 
  (Yasito Omaki in Tomoyo) (1967) 

The Andy Griffith Show 1 episode 
  (Charlie Lee in Aunt Bee's Restaurant) (1966) 

Family Affair 1 episode 
  (Grandfather Chang in The Great Kow-Tow) (1967) 
Dragnet (1967 series) 2 episodes 
  (The Jade Story) (1967) 
  (The Big Amateur) (1968) 
The Big Valley 1 episode 
  (Mike Chang in The Emperor of Rice) (1968) 
The Outsider 1 episode 
  (Won Ah-Kam in Cold as Ashes) (1968) 
It Takes a Thief 2 episodes 
  (Dubek in When Good Friends Get Together) (1968) 
  (Dr. Tanu Woo in Project X) (1970) 
Star Trek: The Original Series 1 episode 
  (Donald Cory in Whom Gods Destroy) (1969) 
Hawaii Five-O 1 episode 
  (Senator John Oishi in All the King's Horses) (1969) 
Marcus Welby, M.D. 2 episodes
  (Dr. George Braley in A Woman's Place) (1971) 
  (David Yen in A Portrait of Debbie) (1971) 
Adam-12 2 episodes
  (George Lum in Log 56: Vice Versa) (1971) 
  (Sing Hong in Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen) (1972) 
Here's Lucy 1 episode 
  (Quon Fong in Lucy and the Chinese Curse) (1972) 
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1972) (animated) 14 episodes (voice) (Charlie Chan) 
Anna and the King 13 episodes (Kralahome) (1972) 
Kung Fu 46 episodes (Master Po) (1972-1975) 
The Cat Creature TV movie (The Thief-Joe Sung) (1973) 
Love, American Style 1 episode segment 
  (Hi Ching in Love and the Golden Worm) (1973) 
Judgement: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya-General Yamashita TV movie (1974) 
Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders TV movie (Lord Sun Ming) (1974) 
Cannon 2 episodes 
  (Sam in Where's Jennifer?) (1974) 
  (Lu Chin in The Melted Man) (1975) 
Harry-O 1 episode
   (Dr. Creighton Fong in The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong) (1976) 
Hunter 1 episode
   (The Back-Up) (Never broadcast) 
Quincy M.E. 1 episode 
  (Hitoshi Hiyato in Touch of Death) (1977) 
Battle of the Planets (animated) 85 episodes (voice) (Zoltar/The Great Spirit/Colonel Cronus) (1978-1980) 

M*A*S*H 3 episodes 
  (Mr. Shin in Patent 4077) (1978) 
  (Cho Kim in A Night at Rosie's) (1979) 
  (headmaster in Death Takes a Holiday) (1980) 
Vega$ 1 episode 
  (Henry Matsimura in Death Mountain) (1979)
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (animated) unknown episode(s) (voices) (1979-1983) 
How the West Was Won 1 episode 
(Leong Chung Hua in China Girl) (1979) 
Thundarr the Barbarian (animated) 2 episodes (voice)  
  (Additional voices in Secret of the Black Pearl) (1980)  
  (Zevon in The Brotherhood of Night) (1980) 
Charlie's Angels 1 episode 
  (Lin in Island Angels) (1980) 
Fly Away Home TV movie (Duc) (1981) 
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (animated) 1 episode (voice) 
  (Genju in Sunfire) (1981) 
Bret Maverick 1 episode 
  (Lu Sung in The Yellow Rose) (1981) 
Remington Steele 1 episode 
  (Tanaka in Your Steele the One for Me) (1982) 
Voyagers! 1 episode (Kublai Khan in The Travels of Marco...and Friends) (1982) 
Cocaine and Blue Eyes TV movie (Tan Ng) (1983) 
Magnum P.I. 1 episode (Goto in Forty Years from Sand Island) (1983) 
Falcon Crest 2 episodes 
  (Wilson Fong in Separate Hearts and Maelstrom) (1983) 
Faerie Tale Theatre 1 episode 
  (Imperial Doctor in The Nightingale) (1983) 
Mister T (animated) unknown episode(s) (voice) (1983) 
Alvin and the Chipmunks (animated) 13 episodes (voice) (1983) 
The A-Team 1 episode (Sam Yeng in The Maltese Cow) (1984) 
The New Mike Hammer 1 episode 
  (Sun Woo in Hot Ice) (1984) 
Trapper John, M.D. 1 episode 
  (Ronald Kwan Mein in Eternally Yours) (1984) 
Miami Vice 1 episode 
  (Lao Li in Golden Triangle (Part II)) (1985) 
Street Hawk 1 episode 
  (Mr. Ming in Chinatown Memories) (1985) 
Blade in Hong Kong TV movie (1985) 
Crazy Like a Fox 1 episode 
  (Requiem for a Fox) (1985) 
Jem 1 episode (voice) 
  (Battle of the Bands) (1985) 
MacGyver 2 episodes 
  (Prasert in The Golden Triangle) (1985) 
  (Adam Chen in Murderers' Sky) (1988) 
General Hospital (The Ancient One in Asian Quarter) (1985) 
Kung Fu: The Movie (TV movie) (Master Po) (1986) 
T.J. Hooker 1 episode 
  (Dr. Kenji Yakimura in Blood Sport) (1986) 
The Golden Girls 1 episode 
  (Toshiro Mitsumo in Vacation) (1986) 
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated) unknown episode(s) (voices) (1986/87) 
Sidekicks 13 episodes (Sabasan) (1986-87) 
Night Court 2 episodes
  (Grandfather Ho in The Apartment) (1986) 
  (Mr. Shibata in Mac's Dilemma) (1987) 
Beauty and the Beast 1 episode 
  Master in China Moon) (1988) 
Friday's Curse 1 episode 
  (Lum Chen in Tattoo) (1988) 
Superboy 1 episode 
  (Sensei in The Power of Evil) (1989)


1. Flint, Peter B. (January 16, 1991). "Keye Luke, Actor, Is Dead at 86; 'No. 1 Son' and 'Kung Fu' Master". The New York Times. 
2. Obituary Variety, January 21, 1991. 
3. Files of Jerry Blake, Keye Luke,[permanent dead link] 
4. "Keye Luke papers, circa 1918-1987". Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 
5. Howard M. Berlin, The Who's Who of Charlie Chan's Family, 
6. Christopher Stipp, /Film, This Week In Trailers: Keye Luke, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap, Here, I Wish, The Angels' Share, 
7. Todd Brown, Meet The Original Kato in Short Film Biopic Keye Luke, Twitch Film, Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine. 
8. Keye Luke - 2012 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-11. 
9. Ed Moy, Writer's Journey: Q and A with 'Keye Luke' Director Timothy Tau, 
10. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, Seattle Asian American Film Festival Gets Under Way, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. 
11. Seth Sommerfeld, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Kickstarting Kato: Timothy Tau Discusses His Short Film About Keye Luke,

Further reading

Ken Hanke, Charlie Chan at the Movies. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1989. ISBN 0-7864-1921-0. (Examination of the Charlie Chan feature films, with firsthand commentary by Keye Luke)
Herbie J. Pilato, The Kung Fu Book of Caine: The Complete Guide to TV's First Mystical Eastern Western. Boston: Charles A. Tuttle, 1993. ISBN 0-8048-1826-6
Lisa See, Shanghai Girls. New York: Random House, 2008 fictionally recreates Keye Luke's and Anna May Wong's LA Chinatown. Darrell Hamamoto, Monitored Peril: Asian Americans and the Politics of TV Representation, University of Minnesota Press, 1994 has a critical commentary on Luke's cinema.
Allan Luke, "Another ethnic autobiography? Childhood and the cultural economy of looking". In: Hammer, R. and Kellner, D. (Eds.) Critical Cultural Studies Reader. Peter Lang, New York, 2008, has a family account of Luke's work.