Lee Tung Foo

Lee Tung Foo

  • Birthday: 1875-04-23
  • Deathday: 1966-05-01
  • Place of birth: Alameda, California, USA
  • Also know as: Lee Tong Foo


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lee Tung Foo (also known as Frank Lee) was a Chinese American Vaudeville performer born in California who performed in English, German, and Latin. He became a film actor later in his life. At the age of 45, he ran a Chinese restaurant he bought in New York City called Jung Sy Mandarin Restaurant. He opened a second restaurant, Imig Sy, and both were strategically placed near Broadway. By the 1930s he returned to theater work, playing some minor roles until 1932, when he was cast as Wang Yun in the film, The Skull Murder Mystery. He continued with minor roles, being cast as the servant of the Detective, Mr. Wong, in the 1939 film The Mystery of Mr. Wong. His last work was in The Manchurian Candidate, an uncredited role as a "Man in Lobby" at the age of 87.