Hollywood trailblazer Anna May Wong first Asian American featured on US quarter

Hollywood trailblazer Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American on U.S. currency.

News 12 Staff

Oct 19, 2022, 11:54 AM

Updated 643 days ago

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Hollywood trailblazer Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American on U.S. currency.
Over the decades, she rose to fame and became the first Asian American film star in Hollywood.
Wong talked herself into her first movie role when she was only 14 years old.
Her first leading role was in "The Toll of the Sea" in 1922 when she was 17.
Wong died in 1961.
The Wong quarter will be the fifth released this year as part of the American women quarters program.
It calls for five new coins each year from 2022 through 2025.


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