What happened to the casting of Diff’rent Strokes?



Rosalinde Chao played Arnold’s teacher, Miss Chung, in seven episodes in seasons 4 and 5 on “Diff’rent Strokes”. Chao, who previously appeared in Season 3’s “Almost American” as an immigrant hoping for U.S. citizenship, spent time in one of the show’s most memorable episodes: “The journalist“, in which Arnold’s discovery of drugs at his school somehow brings then-first lady Nancy Reagan into the episode to kick off her” Say No to Drugs “campaign.

A regular on episodic television and feature films for five decades, Chao is perhaps best known to the general public as Soon-Lee Klinger, wife of Jamie Farr’s Corporal Klinger, in the finale of “M * A * S * H ​​”and his short film. -a lived-up follow-up series, “AfterM * A * S * H”, as well as botanist Keiko O’Brien on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Deep Space Nine”. Most recently, she appeared in episodes of “Hawaii Five-O”, “Better Things” and “The First Lady”.

Chao’s feature film credits range from Jackie Chan’s US feature debut, “The Big Brawl” to “The Joy Luck Club” and “The Laundromat” by Stephen Soderbergh. In 2020, she played Mulan’s mother in Disney’s live-action version of “Mulan” and co-starred with Melissa McCarthy the following year on “The Starling.”


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