Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan Ka Shen is a Chinese-American actress, philanthropist, dancer, and cultural icon who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles. She is well known for her roles in the films “The World of Suzie Wong”, “Flower Drum Song”.

Selected Credits: “The World of Suzie Wong” (1960 film) – “Flower Drum Song” (1961 film) – “The Main Attraction” (1962 film) – “Honeymoon Hotel” (1964 film) – “The Wild Affair” (1965 film)- “Wonder Woman” (1973 film)

Awards: Golden Globe Award: New Star of the Year (1961)

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