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Khigh Dhiegh

Khigh Dhiegh

Khigh Alx Dhiegh (b. Kenneth Dickerson, 1910, Spring Lake, New Jersey - d. 25 October 1991, Mesa, Arizona) was an American television and motion picture actor of mixed North African ancestry, noted for portraying Asian roles. He is perhaps best remembered for portraying villains, in particular Chinese agent Wo Fat on Hawaii Five-O, and brainwasher Dr. Yen Lo in 1962's The Manchurian Candidate.

Besides his acting endeavours, Dheigh was active in Taoist philosophy, writing a number of books on the subject, including The Eleventh Wing (ISBN 0385283717).


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Khigh Dhiegh Facts

Birth NameKenneth Dickerson
OccupationActor
BirthplaceSpring Lake, New Jersey, USA
Date of deathOctober 25, 1991

Selected Filmography

Fanfare For A Death Scene
The Manchurian Candidate
The Mephisto Waltz
William Castle Double Feature
Time Limit
13 Frightened Girls
Goin' Coconuts
Mephisto Waltz
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