Jadin Wong dies at 96

Performer was dancer, comedian and agent

Agent, dancer and comedian Jadin Wong died March 30 in New York City of natural causes. She was 96.

Born Anna May Wong, she started dancing at age 5 in 1938 at Chinese-American nightclub Charlie Low’s Forbidden City.

During the 1950s, Wong entertained the troops in Europe for five years before returning to the U.S. and reinventing herself as a comedy act in the 1960s. She worked what was known as the “chop-suey circuit.”

A decade later, Wong opened her own talent agency, Jadin Wong Management, which specialized in handling Asian-American actors.

Wong also appeared as herself in several movies, such as “Year of the Dragon” in 1985 and “China Girl” in 1987.

Survivors include a brother.

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