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Also Known As: Died: January 12, 1991
Born: June 18, 1904 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: China Profession: actor, commercial artist, poster designer

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Born in China but raised from childhood in Seattle, Luke entered the film industry as a billboard artist and caricaturist doing layout work for movie houses. He first acted when an MGM producer needed a Chinese actor with good English diction for a supporting role in the 1934 Greta Garbo film "The Painted Veil."

Born in China but raised from childhood in Seattle, Luke entered the film industry as a billboard artist and caricaturist doing layout work for movie houses. He first acted when an MGM producer needed a Chinese actor with good English diction for a supporting role in the 1934 Greta Garbo film "The Painted Veil."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Mr Wing
2.
 The Mighty Quinn (1989) Dr Raj
3.
 Dead Heat (1988) Mr Thule
4.
 Fine Mess, A (1986) Ishimine
5.
 Blood Sport (1986) Dr Makimura
6.
 Kung Fu: The Movie (1986) Master Po
7.
 Blade in Hong Kong (1985) Chang Ching-Tzu
8.
 Gremlins (1984) Grandfather
9.
 Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983) Tan Ng
10.
 Fly Away Home (1981) Duc
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Immigrated to USA as child and grew up in Seattle, WA
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Entered the film industry as a billboard designer and caricaturist for Fox West Coast Theaters and RKO Studios
1934:
Became an actor when an MGM producer needed a Chinese actor with educated diction to play a supporting role in the Greta Garbo film, "The Painted Veil"
1935:
Starred as No. 1 Son in first of 13 Charlie Chan films
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Education

University of Washington: Seattle , Washington -
Franklin High School: Seattle , Washington - 1922

Notes

Founding member of the Screen Actors Guild.

He won the first Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Association of Asian/Pacific American Artists (1986)

A month before his death, Luke was honored by a sidewalk star in the Hollywood Hall of Fame (December, 1990)

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wife:
Ethel Davis. Married from 1942 until her death in 1979.

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daughter:
Ethel Longenecker.

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