Fong, Helen Liu

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Name
Fong, Helen Liu Gender: F
born on 14 January 1927 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 23°51' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°07 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°55'



Portrait of Helen Liu Fong 
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Helen Liu Fong (Pann's coffee shop signs she co-designed)
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Biography

Chinese-American architect and interior designer from Los Angeles, California. Fong was an important figure in the Googie architecture movement, designing futuristic buildings like Norms Restaurant, the Holiday Bowl, Denny's, Bob's Big Boy, and Pann's Coffee Shop that helped usher in an era of boomerang angles, dynamic forms and neon lights. Fong became one of the first women to join the American Institute of Architects, and worked with Armet and Davis on many of her most well-known projects. Many of Fong's best-known building designs feature large glass fronts and bold colors on interior walls, designed to stand out and entice potential customers.

Helen Liu Fong, who never married, died from cancer on 17 April 2005, aged 78, in Glendora, California.

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Events

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Asian, Chinese)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Interior design
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field