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Robert Culp RIP

 
 
talk72000
 
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Reply Fri 26 Mar, 2010 04:51 pm
He was married once to France Nuyen of 'South Pacific'. She was born in Marseilles, France.

http://i.fanpix.net/images/orig/h/i/hidz0cxf4519zdc9.jpg

Here is 'Happy Talk' song


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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 26 Mar, 2010 11:10 pm
Now THAT'S interesting. She's listed as Frances Nguyen, as I remembered, but on the photograph, clearly her signature reads Nuyen. Are we certain it was she that signed it? Confused
talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 01:55 pm
@eoe,
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0638395/bio

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052225/

Her Name IS France Nuyen.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:05 pm
@talk72000,
I remember seeing her name many times as France Nuyen..
eoe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 08:19 pm
@ossobuco,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_Nuyen

Here's more...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 08:34 pm
@eoe,
Well, just reading the first sentence, I see your well taken point. I didn't get it back then, not being familiar with Nguyen as a name and admit you're right, now - Nuyen a stage name.

Interesting woman. I have a vague memory that she was beautiful.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 09:29 pm
Nguyen is a quite common Vietnamese surname, kind of like Johnson or Brown. France, who was born in France, probably wanted to make sure it was pronounced correctly when she chose the alternate spelling.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2010 05:09 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Is there a "correct" way to spell a Vietnamese name in western script?

I don't think so.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2010 11:25 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Prob'ly not. What I was commenting on was pronunciation, not spelling. I can see where wetsern folks might pronounce Nguyen as something other than Nuyen.
talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 31 Mar, 2010 01:40 pm
@Merry Andrew,
In Cantonese the ng sound is similar to short hum but more nasal. My guess is that the Vietnamese are the same as the southern Chinese of Yue people. The name Vietnam is like 'yuet naam' in Cantonese meaning probably Yue people of the south - Naam in Cantonese meaning south. So it would be pronounced 'ngu' not 'nu'. I am just guessing though.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 12:56 pm
Yue people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yue_peoples
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