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Subject: FUN FACT: According to co-star Keye Luke, Oland didn't need make-up when he played Charlie Chan; all he would do is curl down his mustache and curl up his eyebrows.

In fact, Asians often mistook him for one of their own. He attributed this to the fact that his Russian grandmother was of Mongolian descent.
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Date Posted: Monday, August 06, 12:03:29pm
In reply to: Bio & PHOTO 's message, "ARCHIVE: August 6, 1938 ~It was 80 years ago today, Hollywood lost it's popular character actor Swedish-born Warner Oland, who oddly made his fame as CHINESE gumshoe 'Charlie Chan' in a successful film series (16 in all) of the 1930s, dies from alcohol abude and emphysema at age 58. ..." on Monday, August 06, 11:54:03am

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