Anna May Wong is not only regarded as the firs Chinese-American Hollywood star but also the first Chinese-American to earn fame across the globe. Her varied career spanned sound films, stage, silent films, radio and television.
Anna played the lead in the first-ever U.S television show starring an Asian American, ‘The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong,’ and made history. In 1924, she achieved global recognition after working in ‘The Toll of The Sea,’ and ‘The Thief of Bagdad.’
Some of her other noteworthy films include ‘Piccadilly,’ ‘Dangerous To Know,’ ‘Shanghai Express,’ ‘Portrait in Black,’ ‘Daughter of Shaghai,’ ‘The Red Lantern,’ ‘Daughter of the Dragon,’ and ‘The Flame of Love.’ She took a hiatus from acting and made a comeback in the 1950s, when she appeared in various shows on television.
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