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10/14/21 LA Japanese Daily News: "Anna May Wong to Be Honored on Quarter"

October 14, 2021 6:43 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

The following is an excerpt from the 10/14/21 Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles Japanese Daily News):

The U.S. Mint has announced that actress Anna May Wong will be recognized as part of its American Women Quarters series, authorized by Public Law 116-330.

The Anna May Wong Quarter, to be issued in 2022, is the fifth coin in the American Women Quarters Program. Wong (1905-1961) was the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. She left a legacy for women in the film industry.

Wong appeared in more than 60 movies throughout her career. In addition to her roles in silent films, television, and stage, she landed a role in one of the first movies made in Technicolor. She achieved international success despite racism and discrimination.

For more information:  Read the full 10/14/21 Rafu Shimpo article.

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