Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong 1905-1961
Actress Anna May Wong, appeared in Shanghai Express (1932) Directed by Josef von Sternberg, among many other films.
She was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California. Her first film appearance was as an uncredited extra in the 1919 silent film The Red Lantern.
Her career has received intense study and evaluation (or re-evaluation) by film historians seeking to document the role of oriental actors in American Cinema. As Wong had a long and varied career from silent film up to 1961 American television, and was one of the few minority actors to achieve full-"star" status, she has become a beacon for academics, film writers, and the subject of film revivals.
Her final credit was in an appearance in 1961 for the television program "The Barbara Stanwyck Show."
Dragon by the Tail: The Barbara Stanwyck TV Show
Director: Jacques Tourneur - Broadcast by NBC January 30, 1961
Season 1, Episode 17
Original page April 2013 | Updated Aug 2015
- Beauty and the Beast - 1946
- Barricade - 1950
- The Disembodied - 1957
- The Frisco Kid - 1935
- The Twonky - 1953
- Meet John Doe - 1941
- Day of Anger - 1967
- Central Park - 1932 - Joan Blondell has trouble on her hands when she gets suckered into helping a gangster to rob a charity event. Though this film stars Joan and Wallace Ford, it also features the American Great Depression which is the background for the hunger and desperation that flavors the film.