Beulah Quo - Rotten Tomatoes

Beulah Quo



Beulah Quo is the founder of one of America's first Asian-American repertory groups, the East West Players. The Emmy-nominated actress embarked on a lucrative film and television career following her film debut in 1955's Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. Born Beulah Kwoh in Stockton, CA, the future dialog coach-cum-actress earned a bachelor's degree in social welfare at the University of California, later obtaining a master's in sociology from the University of Chicago. Subsequently, Quo and her family relocated to China so she could find work as a teacher, but she and her family fled the country on a U.S. destroyer, just as the Communists took over shortly after World War II. It was while working as a sociology teacher at a small community college that Quo received news that director Henry King was searching for an Asian dialect coach for his film Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, and after meeting with the director, King cast Quo in a small role in the film. Her career took off shortly thereafter. Quo appeared in such films as Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) and Chinatown (1974) before receiving an Emmy nomination for her role as a dowager empress in 1978's Meeting of Minds. Joining the cast of television's General Hospital in 1985, Quo would remain on the soap opera for six years. She also appeared in such films as Bad Girls (1994) and Brokedown Palace (1999). In her later years, Quo's final feature role was in the 2001 film Forbidden City. In late October of 2002, Beulah Quo died of heart failure in La Mesa, CA. She was 79.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
31% Brokedown Palace
  • Guard Velie
1999
9% Bad Girls
  • Chinese Herbalist
1994
No Score Yet Forbidden Nights
  • Vice Dean Yin
1990
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Madam, (Ladies of the Night)
  • Lil's Maid
1986
41% Into the Night
  • Mrs. Yakamura
1985
No Score Yet The Lady from Yesterday
  • Mai Ling Luong
1985
No Score Yet Yes, Giorgio
  • Mei Ling
1982
No Score Yet Children Of An Lac
  • Madame Ngai
1980
63% MacArthur
  • Al Cheu
1977
No Score Yet Black Market Baby
  • Mrs. Yamato
1977
No Score Yet The Last Survivors
  • Actor
1975
98% Chinatown
  • Maid
1974
No Score Yet Genesis II
  • Primus Lu-Chan
1973
93% The Sand Pebbles
  • Mama Chunk
1966
No Score Yet The 7th Dawn
  • Ah Ming
1964
40% Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • Mme. Yung
1962
100% Two Weeks in Another Town
  • Chinese Sister
1962
No Score Yet Flower Drum Song
  • Actor
1961
50% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  • Aunt
1955

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Chan-Yu Grandma Fong
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Mrs. Chung

Quotes from Beulah Quo's Characters

No quotes approved yet.