Attractive Chinese actress who landed several leading roles in American films in the early 1960s. Lu played opposite James Stewart in the war adventure "The Mountain Road" (1960) and also acted major...
Made feature film debut in a leading role opposite James Stewart in "The Mountain Road"
Featured in "Blindness", a thriller in which the deception in a bi-cultural clan are unraveled
Played Lady Thiang, the king's head wife, on the short-lived CBS comedy-drama series, "Anna and the King", starring Yul Brynner and based on the popular Broadway musical, "The King and I"
Translated Neil Simon's comedy, "Plaza Suite", into Chinese; as an Arts America Cultural Specialist, arranged for performances at the Shanghai People's Art Theater and played leading roles in three of the play's separate stories
Played An-Mei in the adaptation of Amy Tan's Novel "The Joy Luck Club", about the relationship between four women and their daughters
Played Ah Tam on the TV miniseries, "James Clavell's 'Noble House'"
Played the 'Hey Girl' for one season on the popular Western TV drama, "Have Gun, Will Travel"
Acted in "I Love Trouble", which also featured Julia Roberts
Attractive Chinese actress who landed several leading roles in American films in the early 1960s. Lu played opposite James Stewart in the war adventure "The Mountain Road" (1960) and also acted major roles in "Rider on a Dead Horse" and "Woman Hunt" (both 1962). When actor Kam Tong left his role as the "Hey Boy" on TV's popular "Have Gun Will Travel" for a season, Lu filled in as the "Hey Girl", who each week brought hired gun Paladin (Richard Boone) his next job.<p> Although Lu played fairly routine exotic roles in "Terror in the Wax Museum" (1973) and the short-lived TV series "Anna and the King" (1972, based on "The King and I"), she spent much of the 70s acting in Hong Kong and Taiwan, winning awards for films including "The Arch" (1970) and "The Empress Dowager" (1973). The latter proved apt preparation for a similar role Lu played almost 15 years later in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" (1987). Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) also gave her a good role as a mother who tells her daughter stories over mah-jongg.
died in November 1996 at the age of 75
noted performer in Chinese opera
St John's University
University of Hawaii
Chiao Tung (Jiao Tong) University
Lu was honored by L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley for her achievements in the arts during Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.
She is a advisory professor at Jiao Tong University at Shanghai.