|Virginia Ann Lee|
Virginia Ann Lee in her second credited appearance in Season 5 "Exorcism". This is her last appearance on M*A*S*H and her last acting credit.
|Born:||October 22, 1946|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Years active:||1961 (?)-1976|
|Episodes appeared in:||5 in seasons 1-5|
|Character(s) played:||Young Hi/Kyong Ja/various uncredited appearances|
Virginia Ann Lee (born October 22, 1946) is credited in two episodes of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H: first, as houseservant Young Hi in the Season 1 episode "The Moose" (credited as Virginia Lee) and as Kyong Ja, a daughter of an elderly Korean local man (Philip Ahn) who gets injured after stepping in front of the 4077th EVAC bus in trying to ward off "evil spirits" in the Season 5 episode "Exorcism". In addition, she has also made several uncredited appearances. In Season 1 "Henry Please Come Home", she appears as a Geisha singer. In Season 3 "Abyssinia, Henry", she appears as one of the singers at Henry's farewell party at Rosie's Bar (where she appears to be pregnant). Some Internet resources list a third uncredited appearance as a Korean daughter in Season 4 "Welcome to Korea", but this is not confirmed.
Life and careerEdit
Virginia began her working career at the tender age of 5 as an actress and dancer. She worked with Yul Brynner in the original The King and I, was a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club, and worked on stage in Las Vegas. From the mid 1960s through the mid-late 1970's, Virginia made numerous guest TV series appearances on Police Story, Get Smart, The Odd Couple, Adam-12, Marcus Welby, M.D., as well as the ABC daytime soap General Hospital. Her film credits include The Hawaiians (1970) and Lost Horizon (1973). Her last M*A*S*H appearance, which was in the episode "Exorcism" in Season 5 in 1976, also marked her last Hollywood appearance, as she, a Los Angeles native, has since dropped out of the public eye and off the entertainment radar. She reportedly gave up her acting career after having her third child and moved with her family to many parts of California including Fort Bragg where she taught dance to children as a hobby. She later worked in the banking industry before coming to the settling in Simi Valley, working as a bank manager until retiring in 2009