Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong

Chinese American actress
Wong Liu Tsong, known professionally as Anna May Wong, was an American actress, considered the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood, as well as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 3, 1905
HometownLos Angeles, California, United States
Height5'5" (1.651m)
ParentsWong Sam Sing, Gon Toy Lee

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How Anna May Wong, the 1st Chinese-American Film Star, Became a Hollywood Trailblazer

  • Hollywood’s earliest filmmakers often used colorful real locations, like the streets around Los Angeles’ Chinatown, in their movies. Watching them as a child, Anna May Wong, a third-generation Chinese-American, became fascinated. “She saw people making movies in the streets,” Katie Gee Salisbury, author of Not Your China Doll: The Wild and Shimmering Life of Anna...


Museum exhibit in DTLA celebrates legacy of actress Anna May Wong

A new exhibit in downtown LA celebrates Anna May Wong, a trailblazer for Asian women looking for representation in Hollywood in the early 1900s.
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