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Anna May Wong 

(January 3, 1905 - February 3, 1961)

Anna May Wong was the first Asian American actress to achieve Hollywood film star status and an early outspoken critic of Hollywood's racist attitudes. Born Wong Liu Tsong in Los Angeles, she was a third-generation Chinese American. Her first role was as an extra in The Red Lantern (1919), and her first lead was in the first Technicolor film, The Toll of the Sea (1922). Her most memorable part was in Shanghai Express (1932), which starred Marlene Dietrich. Continue . . .

Source: "Wong, Anna May (1905–1961)." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, 2nd ed., vol. 5, St. James Press, 2013, p. 415. From Gale Virtual Reference database.

Book Collection

Anna May Wong: from laundryman's daughter to Hollywood legend
Perpetually Cool: the many lives of Anna May Wong, 1905-1961

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