63 (passed away Oct. 27th, 1964)
Apr. 21st, 1901
San Francisco, California, USA
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Sammee Tong was an American film and television character actor. One of Tong's more notable roles was that of Peter Tong on the sitcom Bachelor Father, which aired on all three national networks from 1957 to 1962.
- A close friend of Mickey Rooney, Tong was Rooney's co-star on the TV series "Mickey" at the time of his death. A heavy gambler, and deeply in debt because of it, Tong had no way of repaying his debts once "Mickey" was cancelled midway through the 1964-65 TV season, and committed suicude by drug overdose rather than face the consequences.
- Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, in the Court of Freedom.
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