American Masters

Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star

Clip: 04/08/2020 | 11m 25s Video has closed captioning.

Anna May Wong, the first Asian American woman movie star, had a long and varied career spanning silent and sound film, stage, radio, and television, while resisting racism and typecasting in Hollywood, and the practice of having white actors in yellow face play the roles of Asian characters.

Aired: 04/08/20

Rating: NR

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