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Frances Fong made a guest appearance as Rosie in the Season 5 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "Bug Out". Frances has made appearances in the films Rush Hour (1998) which co-stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, the John Wayne film Hellfighters (1968) and Golden Needles (1974).


Early life and career[]

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of a deep sea fisherman, young Frances started performing professionally during her childhood. By the age of nine, she was singing and dancing at U.S. military bases in Oahu. Later during her teens, she sang for the USO. In 1945 she moved to the Mainland and found work as an actress in Hollywood. Credited under her maiden name, she made her film debut as Keye Luke's wife in the 13-chapter serial Lost City of the Jungle (1946). The next two years saw her playing bit parts, one notable exception being the WWII exploitation thriller Women in the Night (1948). A true independent film — produced by St. Louis–based theater exhibitor Louis Ansell and shot in Ensenada with a Mexican crew — Women in the Night was publicized as “a semi-documentary picture depicting the atrocities committed by Japs and Nazis against women of conquered countries” (San Diego Union, February 22, 1948).

Frances with actor James Hong in an episode of the CBS-TV series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.


Over the course of her long Hollywood acting career, Frances is well recognized for her many guest appearances on various popular TV series, beginning in the 1960s with appearances on 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Perry Mason, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and My Three Sons, and continuing in the 1970s with The Mod Squad, Bewitched, Harry O and All In the Family. She has not acted in a Hollywood project since a guest appearance on the CBS-TV series Martial Law in 1999.

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