Wong, Barbara Jean (Lee)

Wong Obituary 1999
Wong Obituary 1999
Barbara Jean Wong 1941
Barbara Jean Wong 1941

Barbara Jean Wong (Lee)

Born: 3 March 1924, Los Angeles, California
Died: 13 November 1999, Tarzana, California

Barbara Jean attended Lawlor Professional School starting in the sixth grade, and continued until her graduation from Mar-Ken School in 1941.

From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•RADIO NEWS: Those working lately – – –
Barbara Jean Wong has appeared on NBC and CBS during the past weeks. She plays the part of Johnny on the “Adventures of Uncle Jim” over KFWB.
From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR CHRISTMAS – Barbara Wong: With grandfather

From the January 24,1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING. Barbara Jean Wong – Edna Hopper’s hour on KNX.

From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook, as a Junior:
BARBARA JEAN WONG – – a native of California, was born on March 3. She collects dolls and eats strawberry shortcake. She likes to play records. Barbara doesn’t like homework but does like Biology. She hopes to be a writer, singer, and actress. Pretty busy future.
Barbara Jean Wong received the Eleventh Grade Award for All-Around Achievement in 1940.

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING: Barbara Jean Wong working in the “Sun Kist” show with Hedda Hopper.

From the Mar-Ken 1941 Yearbook, as a Senior:
Barbara Jean Wong. Barbara Jean is already a swell radio actress. She doesn’t like homework, but becomes enthusiastic over rare steaks and ice cream. Is very fond of hiking – preferably in the snow.
Links to other resources about Barbara Jean Wong:

Biography and pictures from The Museum of Chinese American History in Los Angeles website (archived):

Internet Movie Database listing: