Although he played a Chinese guy on the Red Skelton show, we should historically note my dad did performed as a Japanese character at the Chez Paree in Chicago for 3 weeks. Red loved my dad so much he invited him to tour with him. My dad turned him down. I still have the shoes. The tides turned for a short time. Later my dad was in a Dunkin Donut commercial guy playing a Pinoy in Hawaii.
Also want to note that there are many Jewish magicians who play Asian characters and that in Mr Otto and Charlie Chan were white actors playing Chinese detectives and Charlie’s #1 son was playing by a Chinese actor.
Also want to note that Red Skelton was an original Chicago Roundtable magician with my dad as well.
Tides turned but not completely enough to make it note-worthy.
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