Anna May Wong is one of my all time favorite early stars. She embodies all the beauty, grace and style of the classic vintage star.
She born in Los Angeles in 1905 and was the first female Chinese American movie star and the first Asian American to become an international star.
Her film career spanned from 1919 through 1961, being more active in television work from the 1950's on. In 1951 she starred in The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tson, the first U.S. television show starring an Asian-American. She had been planning to return to film in The Flower Drum Song when she died in 1961, at the age of 56. She led a remarkable life and there are a number of wonderful books about her.
I've attached a video that includes background music with Rod Stewart singing These Foolish Things, a song that was written for her by Eric Maschwitz under the pen name Holt Marvell, lovely to watch. I've also included some more still photos of her.