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Birth Name: Anna May Wong
Born: 01/03/1907
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 02/02/1961

Born Jan. 3, 1905 in Los Angeles, Wong Liu Tsong was the daughter of second-generation Chinese-American parents. She would later take on the Anglicized name "Anna May Wong." Although she spoke flawless English and was truly an "American" in every sense of the world, she grew up in a nation and world whose laws and attitudes were extremely prejudicial against Chinese people at that time. Wong had the unique destiny of growing up not feeling that she belonged to any world: her tall height, large eyes and fierce independence caused many Chinese people to think she was "too American" while her appearance and lineage kept her "too Chinese" for many Americans. Like many dreamers and forward-thinke... Continue Bio >>


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