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First Name
Anna

Last Name
Wong

Birthday
1905-01-03

Middle Name
May

Height
66.5

Build
Slim

Eye Color
Brown - Dark

Hair Color
Black

Birthplace
Los Angeles, California

Zodiac Sign
Capricorn

Died
1961-02-02

Place of Death
Santa Monica, CA USA

Cause of Death
heart attack

Ethnicity
Asian

Religion
Christian Science

Claim to Fame
Shanghai Express (1932)

Nationality
American

Gender
Female

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Other Crew

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Profile Bio Text
Anna May began playing bit parts as a teenager in the early days of Hollywood. Wong`s first role was in Alla Nazimova`s silent film The Red Lantern (1919) as an uncredited extra. However, even with associations with a Hollywood power like Nazimova, her ethnicity prevented her from getting choice parts. Though her family had been in California since 1855, as a Chinese-American, Wong was considered "foreign" both through social prejudices of the time, and by law. Anti-miscegenation laws existed in California until 1948. Hollywood films of the silent era and early 1930s pre-code era sometimes flouted the more conservative social mores of the time, but these restrictions were codified when the studios adopted the Hays Code in 1930, and began enforcing it in 1934. Wong`s career was especially affected by the anti-miscegenation rules in the Code, since they prevented her from playing romantic roles with non-Asian actors. When MGM was casting for The Good Earth (1937), she was passed up for the lead female role of O-lan because Paul Muni, an actor of European descent, was to play Wang Lung, O-lan`s husband. Even though Muni was to wear heavy make up to look Asian, industry regulations prevented her from playing romantic roles opposite actors of different ethnicity. Instead, the role Wong hoped for went to Luise Rainer. MGM offered Wong the part of Lotus, but Wong refused to be the only Chinese American playing the only negative character, stating: "...I won`t play the part. If you let me play O-lan, I`ll be very glad. But you`re asking me - with Chinese blood - to do the only unsympathetic role in the picture featuring an all-American cast portraying Chinese characters." Despite this discrimination, she had a number of significant film roles. Her first starring role was in Hollywood`s first color movie, The Toll of the Sea (1921) opposite Kenneth Harlan. Anna May travelled throughout Europe, and was one of the leads in the British film Piccadilly (1929). In Java Head (1934) she starred opposite actor John Loder as a Chinese princess married to a 19th-century English gentleman. She also made films in German and French. In addition, she co-starred with Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express (1932) and with Lana Turner in Portrait in Black (1960), though she typically earned far less than her billing would indicate. For her work in Shanghai Express, in which Dietrich and Wong played a pair of prostitutes, she received $6,000 while Dietrich salary was more than $78,000. Many critics, however, believed that she stole the film from Dietrich with her intense performance, despite playing a supporting role, and the two actresses never worked together again. She toured extensively on the stage throughout Europe and the U.S., including opposite Vincent Price in Princess Turandot , a stage version of Giacomo Puccini`s opera. In the early 1950s, she starred in her own television series, The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong (using her birth name for the title character).

Couple Profile Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_May_Wong

High School
Hollywood High School, Lincoln High School

Full Name at Birth
Wong Liu Tsong

Father
Wong Sam SIng

Mother
Lee Gon Toy

Brother
Roger, Richard

Sister
Lu Lu, Mary

Friend
Emil Jannings, Lon Chaney, Paul Robeson, John GIlbert, Carl Van Vechten, Warner Oland

Age
56

Wikipedia Text

Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961) was an American actress. She is considered to be the first Chinese American movie star, and also the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage and radio.


Occupation Text
Actress

Year(s) Active
1919–61

Film Role
Soundtrack

Year(s) Active
1919–1961

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