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Frankie Kao Ling-feng
Frankie Kao wearing a white ruffled shirt and dark suit jacket, with a red blaze in his hair, grinning at camera
Kao in 2012
Ko Yuan-cheng ()

(1950-02-28)28 February 1950
Died17 February 2014(2014-02-17) (aged 63)
Alma materChinese Culture University
  • Singer
  • TV host
  • actor
Years active1974–1989, 2004–2014
  • Lin Yu-chao
    (m. 1976; div. 1986)
  • Wen Chieh
    (m. 1988; div. 1991)
  • Jin You-jhuang
    (m. 1995; div. 2012)
Children6, including Christine Ko
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Also known asThe Frog Prince

Ko Yuan-cheng (28 February 1950 – 17 February 2014), better known by his stage names Frankie Kao and Kao Ling-feng, was a Taiwanese singer, television presenter, and actor[1][2] born to Vietnamese parents of Chinese descent. His birth name was 葛元誠 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kat Goân-sêng; pinyin: Gé Yuánchéng), and he employed the moniker the Frog Prince (青蛙王子; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chheng-oa Ông-chú; pinyin: Qīngwā Wángzǐ), which was given to him by his close friend, comedian Ni Min-jan.[citation needed].

Kao died of leukemia on 17 February 2014, at the age of 63.[3][4]

Selected filmography[edit]


List of film appearances, with year, title, and role shown
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1979 The Wild Goose on the Wing 雁兒在林梢
1983 Fantasy Mission Force 迷你特攻隊 Grease Lightning
2010 Au Revoir Taipei 一頁台北 Bao Ge


List of television appearances, with year, title, and role shown
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2011 iPartment 爱情公寓 Himself


  1. ^ "歌的故事/瓊瑤與《大眼睛》為高凌風開星路". NOWnews. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. ^ "「青蛙王子」後繼有人 葛曉潔進軍演藝圈". NOWnews. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  3. ^ Pan, Jason (18 February 2014). "Veteran singer, show host Frankie Gao dies, aged 63". Taipei Times. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Three PTS programs pay tribute to Frankie Gao". Taipei Times. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2016.