Willie Fung

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Willie Fung
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Born (1896-03-03)3 March 1896
Canton, China
Died 16 April 1945(1945-04-16) (aged 49)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Coronary occlusion
Resting place
Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery
Other names Willy Fung
Occupation Actor
Years active 1922–1944

Willie Fung (3 March 1896 – April 16, 1945) was a Chinese film actor who played supporting roles in 125 American films between 1922 and 1944.

Born in Canton, China,[1] Fung made his film debut in 1922 in Hurricane's Gal, in 1922. The majority of his parts were in Westerns and dramas. Fung died of a coronary occlusion in Los Angeles, California on 16 April 1945 at the age of 49.[2] He is buried in Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1922 Broken Chains Chinese Man Uncredited
1924 The Breaking Point Chinese Cook Uncredited
1924 The Iron Horse Chinaman Uncredited
1926 The Blackbird Chinese Man Uncredited
1926 The Road to Mandalay Man in Bar Uncredited
1926 Twinkletoes Chinaman Uncredited
1926 Tell It to the Marines Guard at door of besieged clinic Uncredited
1927 Whispering Smith Rides Wong
1927 Old San Francisco Chang Sue Lee's laughing servant Uncredited
1928 The Way of the Strong Chinese Cook Uncredited
1929 Chinatown Nights One of Riley's Henchmen Uncredited
1929 The Far Call Wing
1929 Where East Is East Servant Uncredited
1929 The Black Book Tin Lung Serial
1929 The Delightful Rogue Hi Lee (the cook) Uncredited
1979 The Virginian Hong Uncredited
1930 The Lone Star Ranger The Barber Uncredited
1930 Dangerous Paradise Wang Alternative title: Two Against Death
1930 Shadow Ranch Camp Cook Uncredited
1930 River's End Eskimo Uncredited
1931 Three Girls Lost Chinese Headwaiter Uncredited
1931 Night Nurse Hospital Patient Uncredited
1931 Chinatown After Dark Ling Chi Uncredited
1931 West of Broadway Wing, the cook
1932 Shanghai Express Train Engineer Uncredited
1932 The Hatchet Man Notary Fung Loo/Bomb maker Uncredited
1932 The Mouthpiece Chinese Waiter Uncredited
1932 The Painted Woman Dealer Uncredited
1932 One Way Passage Hong Kong curio dealer Uncredited
1932 Red Dust Hoy
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu Ship's Steward Uncredited
1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen Officer Uncredited
1933 The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble Ah Chung Uncredited
1933 The Thrill Hunter Wong, the Cook
1933 Tugboat Annie Chow, the Cook Uncredited
1933 Meet the Baron Chinese Man Uncredited
1934 Gambling Lady Ching - Syndicate Board Member Uncredited
1934 A Lost Lady Forrester's cook
1934 Happiness Ahead Chinese Headwaiter Uncredited
1934 I Sell Anything Charlie Uncredited
1935 Ruggles of Red Gap Willie - Chinese Servant Uncredited
1935 Rocky Mountain Mystery Ling Yat
1935 Oil for the Lamps of China Kin
1935 Shanghai Wang Credited as Willy Fung
1935 China Seas Cabin Boy Ah Sing Uncredited
1936 Small Town Girl So-So Alternative title: One Horse Town
1936 Yellowstone Chinese Cook Uncredited
1936 The General Died at Dawn Bartender
1936 Stowaway Chang
1936 College Holiday Chinese Man in Junk Uncredited
1937 We Who Are About to Die Kwong
1937 Secret Valley Tabasco the Cook
1937 Lost Horizon Bandit Leader at Fuel Stop-over Uncredited
1937 Git Along Little Dogies Sing Low
1937 Come on, Cowboys Fong
1937 Wee Willie Winkie Mohammet Dihn
1927 Old San Francisco Chang Sue Lee's laughing servant Uncredited
1928 The Way of the Strong Chinese Cook Uncredited
1929 Chinatown Nights One of Riley's Henchmen Uncredited
1929 The Far Call Wing
1929 Where East Is East Servant Uncredited
1929 The Black Book Tin Lung Serial
1929 The Delightful Rogue Hi Lee (the cook) Uncredited
1979 The Virginian Hong Uncredited
1930 The Lone Star Ranger The Barber Uncredited
1930 Dangerous Paradise Wang Alternative title: Two Against Death
1930 Shadow Ranch Camp Cook Uncredited
1930 River's End Eskimo Uncredited
1931 Three Girls Lost Chinese Headwaiter Uncredited
1931 Night Nurse Hospital Patient Uncredited
1931 Chinatown After Dark Ling Chi Uncredited
1931 West of Broadway Wing, the cook
1932 Shanghai Express Train Engineer Uncredited
1932 The Hatchet Man Notary Fung Loo/Bomb maker Uncredited
1932 The Mouthpiece Chinese Waiter Uncredited
1932 The Painted Woman Dealer Uncredited
1937 Jungle Menace Chiang-Houseboy Serial
1937 The Trigger Trio Ranch Cook
1937 Wells Fargo Wang - MacKay's Servant Uncredited
1938 International Settlement Chinese Bartender Uncredited
1938 Sinners in Paradise Ping Alternative title: Secrets of a Sinner
1938 The Road to Reno Lame Duck Alternative titles: The Lady and the Ranger
The Ranger and the Lady
1938 Too Hot to Handle Willie
1939 Honolulu Wong
1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter Mandarin Cafe Proprietor Uncredited
1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case Houseboy Uncredited
1939 6,000 Enemies Wang
1939 The Girl and the Gambler Yen, the Chinese Laundryman Uncredited
1939 Maisie Lee
1939 Lady of the Tropics Ling Uncredited
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade Willie
1939 Barricade Yen - Cady's Major Domo
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again Chinese Cook Uncredited
1940 The Great Profile Confucius
1940 Seven Sinner Charlie, Shopkeeper Uncredited
1940 The Letter Chung Hi
1941 Saddle Mountain Roundup Fang Way
1941 Burma Convoy Smitty
1941 The Gay Falcon Jerry
1941 Public Enemies Lee Hong Alternative title: Gangs of the City
1942 North to the Klondike Waterlily
1942 Captains of the Clouds Willie
1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti Creditor Uncredited
1942 The Spoilers Chinese Man in Jail Cell Uncredited
1942 Tortilla Flat Chin Kee, Fisherman Uncredited
1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure Sun Lee, the Chinese Tailor Uncredited
1942 Flying Tigers Jim 'Gin' Sling - Waiter Uncredited
1942 The Moon and Sixpence Tiara's Chinese Cook Uncredited
1942 Seven Days' Leave Les Brown's Houseboy Uncredited
1942 The Black Swan Chinese Cook Uncredited
1943 They Got Me Covered Chinese Laundry Man Uncredited
1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain Chinese Man Uncredited

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rielly, Edward J., ed. (2006). Baseball in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching the National Pastime. McFarland. p. 55. ISBN 0-786-48152-8. 
  2. ^ Vazzana, Eugene Michael (2001). Silent Film Necrology. McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub. p. 185. ISBN 0-786-41059-0. 
  3. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub. p. 192. ISBN 0-786-40983-5. 

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