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March 3: Happy Birthday, Barbara Jean Wong

March 3: Happy Birthday, Barbara Jean Wong Barbara Jean Wong was an American actress- primarily a radio actress- born to third-generation Chinese-American parents. She started her career at an early age of five. She had a fine, clear voice at the age due to which she garnered many roles in radio programs at such a small age. Often called The Chinese-American Shirley Temple, L.A. native Barbara Jean Wong was a child actress and radio phenom. The role you may remember her in was that of Arbadella in Amos 'n' Andy . Arbadella was Amos's daughter, enjoying tender moments with Amos, including his teaching her the significance of the Lord's prayer. She was also a staple on Christmas programs. The charming young gal also threw her personality into appearances on Lux Radio Theatre , Cavalcade of America , and Hallmark Hall of Fame . Most of the characters the fifth-generation Chinese-American played were not Asian. Here's a salute to a character actress on Am