Hung V. Trinh, Ph.D. - Associate Editor of Philadelphia Asian News (philaasiannews.com/) was delightful to interview a legendary Hollywood actress Kieu Chinh - 60 years in the movie industry cross many countries with more than 100 films...
Kieu-Chinh is a legendary Vietnamese-American actress with nearly six decades of international contributions to the motion picture industry from: Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, China, India, Australia, and Canada. Following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, Kieu-Chinh became a refugee. She came to the U.S. under the generosity and sponsorship of actress, Tippi Hedren, whom helped Chinh get back to work in Hollywood.
Chinh’s appearances exceed more than 100 film and television shows such as: M*A*S*H, China Beach, Dynasty, ER, NCIS: Los Angeles, A Yank In Vietnam, Operation C.I.A., The Joy Luck Club, Face, Journey From The Fall, which garnered her critical acclaim, numerous accolades, and awards throughout her career including: The Best Actress Award of South Vietnam (1969), Best Leading Actress from the Asian Film Festival in Taipei (1973), Cinema Delle Donne Film Festival in Italy (2003), Lifetime Achievement Awards from Vietnamese International Film Festival-VIFF (2003), San Diego Film Festival (2006), and San Francisco Global Movie Festival - Festival of Globe (2015).
Kieu-Chinh is president, co-founder, and co-chair of the Vietnam Children’s Fund (VCF) a non-profit organization along with the late Lewis Puller Jr., and journalist, Terry Anderson. Since its inception in 1993, VCF has built 50 schools in Vietnam providing safe and high quality education for more than 25,000 students annually.
Vietnam Children's Fund: Building schools, bettering quality of life
After more than 20 years and 51 elementary schools the Vietnam Children’s Fund (VCF) is the trusted expert when it comes to building schools in the most difficult, remote and desperate locations in Vietnam.
When we began we could build a school for $50,000. The cost now is nearly $200,000 for our signature design – 8 classrooms, a small teacher’s room, a library, electricity and toilets. Our donors, both individuals and corporate, have been extraordinarily generous over the years.
Thanks to them we have been able to serve thousands of young students who study and learn in clean, modern facilities. We are grateful to all our supporters and friends.
We invite you to browse this website and if you are moved to give us a gift we thank you in advance.
VCF a not for profit 501c3 and takes no government funds.