[KS] Fwd: Question
robime at indiana.edu
Thu Mar 17 16:06:05 EST 2005
The original question asked for Koreans/Korean Americans on TV that seems
not so ambiguous.
----- Original Message -----
From: "J.Scott Burgeson" <jsburgeson at yahoo.com>
To: <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:09 AM
Subject: Re: [KS] Fwd: Question
> That's an extremely problematic question because
> Philip Ahn made a name for himself mostly playing
> non-Korean characters (Japanese, Chinese, etc.).
> Meanwhile, one of the earliest and most famous Korean
> characters to appear in Hollywood consistently (not as
> a bit part) was the manservant Kato in the old Green
> Hornet series (1940). Kato was played by Keye Luke, a
> Chinese-American actor, and when the serial was later
> redone for TV in the '60s the role was played by Bruce
> Lee, also Chinese-American, although by that time
> Kato's "Koreanness" had become more generalized as
> "Asiatic." Anyway, an important distinction should be
> made between "ethnic Koreans" and "'Korean characters"
> when approaching the below topic...
> --Scott Bug
> --- michael Robinson <robime at indiana.edu> wrote:
>> probably Philip Ahn, eldest son of Ahn Ch'angho as
>> an Asian heavy in a
>> replayed 1940s B film on TV.
> --- joy kim <joykim at usc.edu> wrote:
>> I am working on a research paper about
>> Koreans/Korean Americans on
>> television. I was wondering if the library has
>> information about the first
>> Korean/Korean American to appear on U.S. television.
>> I would really
>> appreciate if you could provide me with some advice
>> or information.
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