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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.


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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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