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1934 Teofani & Co. Movie Stars Cinema Celebs Anna May Wong PSA 9

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This listing os for a vintage 1934 Teofani & C0. Movie Stars Cinema Celebs Anna May Wong Tobacco Card graded by Professional Sports Authenticators PSA 9 Mint none graded higher.

Anna May Wong was an American actress, considered to be the first Toisonese (Taishanese) Chinese American Hollywood movie star, as well as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition,  Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio.

During the Silent Film era, she acted in The Toll of The Sea (1922), one of the first movies made in color and Douglas Fairbanks’ The Thief of Bagdad (1924). Wong became a fashion icon and had achieved international stardom in 1924.

In 1951, Wong made history with her television show The Gallery of madame Liu-Tsong, the first ever U.S. television show starring an Asian American series lead.  She had been planning to return to film in Flower Drum Song, when she died in 1961, at the age of 56 from a heart attack. For decades after her death, Wong was remembered principally for the stereotypical “Dragon Lady” and demure “Butterfly” roles that she was often given. Her life and career were re-evaluated in the years around the centennial of her birth, in three major literary works and film retrospectives.

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