Anna May Wong: The First Asian American Movie Star

Anna May Wong: The First Asian American Movie Star

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S1 E6: Anna May Wong (1905-1961), the first Asian American female movie star, had a long and varied career spanning silent and sound film, stage, radio, and television. Overcoming severe racism in an era when Asian protagonists in Hollywood movies were typically performed by white actors in yellow face, Wong starred in classics such as The Toll of the Sea, The Thief of Bagdad, and Shanghai Express.