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Anna May Wong

1905 - 1961

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Wong Liu Tsong (January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961), known professionally as Anna May Wong, was an American actress, considered the first Chinese-American movie star in Hollywood, as well as the first Chinese-American actress to gain international recognition. Her varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio. Born in Los Angeles to second-generation Taishanese Chinese-American parents, Wong became infatuated with films and began acting in films at an early age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna May Wong has received more than 3,466,665 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Anna May Wong is the 1,479th most popular actor (down from 960th in 2019), the 2,546th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,799th in 2019) and the 719th most popular American Actor.

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  • 55.34

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Anna May Wong ranks 1,479 out of 9,996Before her are Eleanor Parker, Martin Weinek, Bill Nunn, Jack Hawkins, Debra Winger, and Julia Ormond. After her are Shannen Doherty, Sue Lyon, Jacques Feyder, Pedro Alonso, Sarah Miles, and Zhou Xuan.

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Among people born in 1905, Anna May Wong ranks 99Before her are Myrna Loy, Yen Chia-kan, Banine, Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Pierre Klossowski, and Martin Gottfried Weiss. After her are Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Joseph Bonanno, Gertrude Ederle, Jean Daniélou, and Edgar Snow. Among people deceased in 1961, Anna May Wong ranks 43Before her are Zoltán Tildy, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Maya Deren, Clark Ashton Smith, Herbert Pitman, and Valentin Bondarenko. After her are Henri Breuil, Fyodor Kuznetsov, Max Simon, Mei Lanfang, Milan Stojadinović, and Arnold Gesell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anna May Wong ranks 2,546 out of 18,182Before her are Irving Baxter (1876), Lana Del Rey (1985), Bill Nunn (1953), Melvil Dewey (1851), Debra Winger (1955), and Alfred Bester (1913). After her are Shannen Doherty (1971), Sue Lyon (1946), Joe Dante (1946), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Taylor Swift (1989), and Chris Rock (1965).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Anna May Wong ranks 719Before her are Katie Holmes (1978), Beverly D'Angelo (1951), Katharine Ross (1940), Eleanor Parker (1922), Bill Nunn (1953), and Debra Winger (1955). After her are Shannen Doherty (1971), Sue Lyon (1946), Rip Torn (1931), Edward Herrmann (1943), Patricia Arquette (1968), and Arthur Kennedy (1914).

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