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Date of Birth 29 June 1927Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 14 January 2015Huntington Beach, California, USA
Birth NameRichard Layne Tom Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Layne Tom Jr. was born on June 29, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Layne Tom Jr. He was an actor, known for The Hurricane (1937), Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) and Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938). He was married to Marilynn Chow. He died on January 14, 2015 in Huntington Beach, California.

Spouse (1)

Marilynn Chow (? - present) (2 children)

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Father of Laurie Tom and Kiana Tom.
According to daughter Kiana Tom, his roles The Hurricane (1937) and Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) are his favorites.
His Chinese name is Tom Kay Gong.
Alumnus of Polytechnic High School and the University of Southern California. He is also a veteran of the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II aboard the SS West Virginia.
Prominent architect later in life and he co-owned a firm with Jan Truskier.

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