Full caption: Barbara Jean Wong and Walter Pidgeon on Three Thirds of a Nation. David Bransby, photographer. June 1942. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-77813. Full caption: Barbara Jean Wong and Walter Pidgeon on Three Thirds of a Nation. David Bransby, photographer. June 1942. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-77813.

Once known as the “Chinese Shirley Temple,” Barbara Jean Wong (1924-1999) was the first Asian American to appear regularly on network radio drama and comedy programs. Specializing in “little girl” parts even as a young adult, Wong played young Judy Barton, one of the main characters on the very popular children's program The Cinnamon Bear, and Amos's daughter Arbadella in Amos 'n Andy. Here she shares the mike with Walter Pidgeon as they offer information on the War Production Board's progress in wool production. She later became an elementary school teacher and community activist for local women's clubs and Chinese American organizations.

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