Her energy drew you in, and her smile made your heart feel safe.
 Archival footage of St. John, Jones, and Trang was used in the episode. The Vietnamese-born actress Thuy Trang was on her way to a very successful Hollywood career when her life was tragically cut short in 2001.
They fled Saigon when Trang was two. For the musical artist, see.  The actors were receiving non-union pay, in the amount of about $60,000 per year without any compensation for merchandising for the show, which was estimated to be worth about $1 billion. She performed many of her own stunts, and repeatedly got hurt on the set. Learning about her early childhood and everything she and her family went through leaving Vietnam, becoming refugees and immigrating to the United States, I admired her and her family's strength to rebuild their lives here.
For the musical artist, see Trish Thuy Trang.  Rockwood was thrown 35 feet out of the car and survived, but severed her spinal cord and was paralyzed from the neck down. , Trang earned earned her first major role in 1993, as Trini Kwan, the Yellow Ranger in the original cast of the TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  Margaret Loesch, president of Fox Children's Network, released a statement about Trang and the other departing actors: "We will always consider them part of the Power Rangers family.
 Jackie Marchand, a writer and producer with the series, said the departure of the three actors was "a difficult shift, and it was pretty intense at the office".  Fellow co-star Jason David Frank could not attend due to the death of his older brother, but he sent his condolences to Trang's family.  This is why the Yellow Ranger costume does not have a skirt like the Pink Ranger, who was female in both the Japanese and American versions of the show. , Trang's first film role was a manicurist in the 1996 movie Spy Hard. The promo showed an image of the Yellow Ranger (now played by singer Becky G) standing on her Zord, along with the text "Driver's Ed not required." She was way too young and had so much more to share with the world," he said, adding that she had a particular energy that drew people to her. It's hard to believe she's gone. A helicopter arrived to take her to the hospital, but she died along the way. It's hard to believe she's gone. " She was paired with Jason David Frank, the martial arts instructor and actor who went on to portray the Green Ranger Tommy Oliver, during the audition. Wallin said of her screen test: "I loved her and was very proud of her fearless approach to becoming the Yellow Ranger. Her career got underway when she starred as the original Yellow Ranger on the wildly popular children's super hero television show The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Thuy almost died on the ship from lack of food and water. Producers have said that race had nothing to do with colors of the costumes. I was so proud of the work she was doing in films like The Crow! At one point, the other passengers wrongly believed Trang to be dead and wanted to throw her body overboard to make more room for the other refugees, but her mother prevented them from doing so. And Amy Jo Johnson, former Pink Ranger, said of Trang, who unfortunately joined the long list of stars who strangely died at age 27, "She was such a bring light.
 None of the three films were ultimately made. Trang switched her focus to acting after a chance run in with a talent scout while hanging out with friends. Wallin told Trang to run into the room screaming, jump onto the audition table, and perform a karate move.  They were passengers in a car traveling on Interstate 5 between San Jose and Los Angeles, driving back late at night after having visited Rockwood's maid of honor in San Jose.  Trang's character's departure was explained in the two-part episode "The Power Transfer", in which the powers of the Red, Black, and Yellow Rangers are transferred to new characters using an ancient magical artifact called Sword of Light. Thuy Trang (Vietnamese: Thùy Trang [tʰʷɪj˨˩ ʈaːŋ˧]; December 14, 1973 – September 3, 2001) was a Vietnamese-American actress.  She made a guest appearance at the Little Saigon Tet Festival, an event honoring Vietnamese culture, in Westminster, California, on February 4, 1995. Trang, the first person in her family to study acting, said she intended to later finish her education despite undertaking an acting career.  Her father, a South Vietnamese army (ARVN) officer, was tasked with protecting Saigon from communist North Vietnamese army.  The official Twitter account of the Power Rangers franchise removed the posts in response to the criticism, although international distributor eOne Films, which had also released the same tweets, did not remove them. , The role was originated by actress Audri Dubois in the pilot episode before Trang took over the part.
I remember calling Thuy's voicemail a few times after I found out just to hear her voice and leave her a message saying I'll miss her.
In that series, the Yellow Ranger was a male character, but the American show producers wanted more female characters in their cast, so they changed the character to a female during out-of-costume scenes and dubbed Trang's voice over the male actor's performance in the Japanese scenes.
According to Complex, Walter Emanuel Jones, who played the original Black Ranger, lamented what Trang could have become. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, he was forced to leave his family behind and fled the country, immigrating to United States.
Her father died of cancer in 1992. Trang did so, then quietly stepped off the table, did her reading, and walked out of the room. She graduated from Banning High School in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, and enrolled at the University of California, Irvine to study civil engineering, planning to follow her father and siblings into the field. ", "Episode 151: Interview with Amy Jo Johnson", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thuy_Trang&oldid=986152668, Vietnamese emigrants to the United States, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Vietnamese-language text, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 03:12. " Johnson said: "I'll always remember her spunky, strong personality. According to her obituary in Black Belt magazine, Trang was an "accomplished kung fu stylist" who fled Hanoi, Vietnam, as a refugee to later be reunited with her father in California.
 Trang was mistakenly credited as playing a masseuse in the film; her screen credit was accidentally switched with Tara Leon, who played a masseuse in the same short scene but was credited as a manicurist.  Trang performed many of her own stunts. , Trini Kwan was included as a cameo in an early draft of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997), but Kwan's scene was cut from the final film. They were together when the 1994 Northridge earthquake struck, which badly frightened both women, but they were forced to go to the studio for filming that day anyway; no scenes were ultimately shot because the crew did not arrive.
, In 1979, when Trang was six years old, she and her family secretly boarded a cargo ship bound for Hong Kong.  Trang's family and her father were eventually reunited in the United States in 1980, and settled in the city of Fountain Valley, California.  Trang became close friends with co-star Amy Jo Johnson, and the two would often have slumber parties at each other's houses. I just teaches me a lot about who I am and what I am, and about respect, discipline, patience, and perseverance, and endurance. Trang's father died in 1992, when she was 18.
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