Wong Liu Tsong, well known by her stage name Anna May Wong, was a Chinese-American actress who was initially recognized internationally and is regarded as the first Chinese-American movie star in Hollywood. In 1924, Wong had become a global celebrity and a fashion symbol. One of the first people to adopt the flapper appearance was Wong.

The Mayfair Mannequin Society of New York named her the “best dressed woman in the world” in 1934. Wong was hailed as one of the top fashion icons during the 1920s and 1930s. Wong left for Europe in March 1928 because she was dissatisfied with the stereotypical supporting roles she was forced to take in Hollywood. There, she appeared in a number of notable plays and movies, including Piccadilly and The Great Gatsby (1929).

Anna May Wong

She traveled between the US and Europe for the majority of the first half of the 1930s in order to work on stage and in films. In early sound era movies like Daughter of the Dragon (1931), Java Head (1934), and Daughter of Shanghai, Wong was a prominent character (1937). The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, the first American television program to feature an Asian American series lead, was her television program that made history in 1951.

How old was Anna May Wong When She Died?

Anna May Wong was born on January 3, 1905 in Los Angeles, California in the United States. She died at the age of 56 on February 3, 1961.


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