Willie Fung

Active - 1924 - 1942  |   Born - Mar 3, 1896   |   Died - Apr 16, 1945   |   Genres - Drama, Western, Adventure, Romance, Comedy

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Chinese character actor Willie Fung spent his entire Hollywood career imprisoned by the Hollywood Stereotype Syndrome. During the silent era, Fung was the personification of the "Yellow Peril," never more fearsome than when he was threatening Dolores Costello's virtue in Old San Francisco (1927). In talkies, Fung was a buck-toothed, pigtailed, pidgin-English-spouting comedy relief, usually cast as a cook or laundryman.

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