Patricia Joe | Chow Kwun-Ling 周坤玲

From left: Arthur Jue (cinematographer and Joseph Sunn Jue’s son), Patricia Joe and Joseph Sunn Jue at the Grandview Films studio in San Francisco Chinatown, 1944.

Honolulu native Patricia Joe/Chow Kwun-Ling 周坤玲 was a secretary as well as part-time cashier at Joseph Sunn Jue’s movie theater in San Francisco Chinatown when he cast her to work in his films, including The Entangling Ones 狂蜂浪蝶 (1946). After seven more Grandview Films productions in San Francisco, she traveled to Hong Kong and rose to stardom, appearing in some 180 Cantonese films.

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