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Barbara Jean Wong Collection

Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American who began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple.

55 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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32 Audio CDs


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"Halls of Ivy: The Chinese Student"



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Barbara Jean Wong with cast of Amos and Andy Barbara Jean Wong with I Love a Mystery Cast Young Barbara Jean Wong: Chinese Shirley Temple at Microphone
Cast of I Love a Mystery

OTRCAT is interested in complying collections of lesser known radio actors who none the less deserve a place of tribute in the history of Old Time Radio.

Barbara Jean Wong, the Chinese American Shirley Temple
Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American born to produce market owners Thomas and Maye Wong on March 3, 1924. She began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple due to her long black hair curled into ringlets and her charming persona. Barbara Jean Wong in 1954It was recently discovered that she was one of the twins in the children's Christmas old time radio show Cinnamon Bear. She attended the Mar-Ken School of Professional Children in Hollywood and Mickey Rooney was a classmate.

Her biggest radio role was on the comedy show Amos and Andy where she played Amos' daughter Arbadella. Radio audiences are often surprised to learn that the African-American Arbadella was performed by a Chinese American young woman. She also performed on Lux Radio Theater, Cavalcade of America, Hallmark Playhouse, I Love a Mystery (although her appearances are uncredited), Romance, and many other series. She also starred as the spunky daughter on the rare audition recording, Smiths of San Fernando, which is included in this collection.

She attended the University of Southern California (USC) and Columbia University to earn degrees in drama and English. After college, she branched into films and worked in 20 films including "The Good Earth", "The Man from Button Willow", "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", and many Charlie Chan films.

When Barbara Jean was married, she retired from acting and earned her teaching credential from Cal State Los Angeles to begin serving her community as a teacher. She was very active in civic organizations throughout her life and died of respiratory illness on November 13, 1999.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    55 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 29 hours, 13 min
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      55 shows - total playtime 29 hours 13 minutes
      1. Cavalcade Of America 431101 355 Burma Surgeon.mp3
      2. Cavalcade Of America 440327 376 So Sorry, No Mercy.mp3
      3. Cavalcade Of America 440403 377 Ambulance Driver.mp3
      4. Cavalcade Of America 440925 402 Lifetide.mp3
      5. Cinnamon Bear 001 Paddy O Cinnamon.mp3
      6. Cinnamon Bear 002 Weary Willie.mp3
      7. Cinnamon Bear 003 Crazy Quilt Dragon.mp3
      8. Cinnamon Bear 004 The Inkaboos.mp3
      9. Cinnamon Bear 005 Weasley The Wailing Whale.mp3
      10. Cinnamon Bear 006 Samuel Seal.mp3
      11. Cinnamon Bear 007 Presto The Magician.mp3
      12. Cinnamon Bear 008 Candy Pirates.mp3
      13. Cinnamon Bear 009 Rolypoly Policeman.mp3
      14. Cinnamon Bear 010 Professor Whiz.mp3
      15. Cinnamon Bear 011 Fee Foo The Gentle Giant.mp3
      16. Cinnamon Bear 012 Rhyming Rabbit.mp3
      17. Cinnamon Bear 013 The Wintergreen Witch.mp3
      18. Cinnamon Bear 014 Queen Melissa.mp3
      19. Cinnamon Bear 015 Snaper Stick The Crocodile.mp3
      20. Cinnamon Bear 016 Oliver Ostrich.mp3
      21. Cinnamon Bear 017 Muddlers.mp3
      22. Cinnamon Bear 018 Cocklebur Cowboys.mp3
      23. Cinnamon Bear 019 Wooden Indian.mp3
      24. Cinnamon Bear 020 Flying Hat.mp3
      25. Cinnamon Bear 021 Snowman.mp3
      26. Cinnamon Bear 022 Santa Claus.mp3
      27. Cinnamon Bear 023 The Bad Dolls.mp3
      28. Cinnamon Bear 024 The Parade.mp3
      29. Cinnamon Bear 025 Captain Tintop.mp3
      30. Cinnamon Bear 026 North Pole.mp3
      31. HallsIvy 500217 The Chinese Student.mp3
      32. lux391225 243 Pinocchio.mp3
      33. lux400212 Sidewalks of London.mp3
      34. lux400506 262 Our Town.mp3
      35. lux400624 Show Boat.mp3
      36. lux401014 The Littlest Rebel.mp3
      37. lux401104 280 Wuthering Heights.mp3
      38. lux410303 My Bill.mp3
      39. lux410407 Stand-In.mp3
      40. lux410616 312 The Lady From Cheyenne.mp3
      41. lux410922 Lydia.mp3
      42. lux411110 325 Hold Back the Dawn.mp3
      43. lux411201 A Man's Castle.mp3
      44. lux411222 Remember the Night.mp3
      45. lux420706 359 Love Affair.mp3
      46. lux420921 363 How Green Was My Valley.mp3
      47. lux421221 376 The Pied Piper.mp3
      48. lux430412 392 Once upon a Honeymoon.mp3
      49. lux431122 416 China.mp3
      50. lux431227 421 Kathleen.mp3
      51. lux440306 The Letter.mp3
      52. lux450305 474-Disputed Passage.mp3
      53. Nightbeat 500417 Tong War.mp3
      54. Romance -'54-06-05 03 Lost Horizon.mp3
      55. Smiths of San Frenando 460920 Audition.mp3
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    55 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 29 hours, 13 min
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      55 shows - total playtime 29 hours 13 minutes
      1. Cavalcade Of America 431101 355 Burma Surgeon.mp3
      2. Cavalcade Of America 440327 376 So Sorry, No Mercy.mp3
      3. Cavalcade Of America 440403 377 Ambulance Driver.mp3
      4. Cavalcade Of America 440925 402 Lifetide.mp3
      5. Cinnamon Bear 001 Paddy O Cinnamon.mp3
      6. Cinnamon Bear 002 Weary Willie.mp3
      7. Cinnamon Bear 003 Crazy Quilt Dragon.mp3
      8. Cinnamon Bear 004 The Inkaboos.mp3
      9. Cinnamon Bear 005 Weasley The Wailing Whale.mp3
      10. Cinnamon Bear 006 Samuel Seal.mp3
      11. Cinnamon Bear 007 Presto The Magician.mp3
      12. Cinnamon Bear 008 Candy Pirates.mp3
      13. Cinnamon Bear 009 Rolypoly Policeman.mp3
      14. Cinnamon Bear 010 Professor Whiz.mp3
      15. Cinnamon Bear 011 Fee Foo The Gentle Giant.mp3
      16. Cinnamon Bear 012 Rhyming Rabbit.mp3
      17. Cinnamon Bear 013 The Wintergreen Witch.mp3
      18. Cinnamon Bear 014 Queen Melissa.mp3
      19. Cinnamon Bear 015 Snaper Stick The Crocodile.mp3
      20. Cinnamon Bear 016 Oliver Ostrich.mp3
      21. Cinnamon Bear 017 Muddlers.mp3
      22. Cinnamon Bear 018 Cocklebur Cowboys.mp3
      23. Cinnamon Bear 019 Wooden Indian.mp3
      24. Cinnamon Bear 020 Flying Hat.mp3
      25. Cinnamon Bear 021 Snowman.mp3
      26. Cinnamon Bear 022 Santa Claus.mp3
      27. Cinnamon Bear 023 The Bad Dolls.mp3
      28. Cinnamon Bear 024 The Parade.mp3
      29. Cinnamon Bear 025 Captain Tintop.mp3
      30. Cinnamon Bear 026 North Pole.mp3
      31. HallsIvy 500217 The Chinese Student.mp3
      32. lux391225 243 Pinocchio.mp3
      33. lux400212 Sidewalks of London.mp3
      34. lux400506 262 Our Town.mp3
      35. lux400624 Show Boat.mp3
      36. lux401014 The Littlest Rebel.mp3
      37. lux401104 280 Wuthering Heights.mp3
      38. lux410303 My Bill.mp3
      39. lux410407 Stand-In.mp3
      40. lux410616 312 The Lady From Cheyenne.mp3
      41. lux410922 Lydia.mp3
      42. lux411110 325 Hold Back the Dawn.mp3
      43. lux411201 A Man's Castle.mp3
      44. lux411222 Remember the Night.mp3
      45. lux420706 359 Love Affair.mp3
      46. lux420921 363 How Green Was My Valley.mp3
      47. lux421221 376 The Pied Piper.mp3
      48. lux430412 392 Once upon a Honeymoon.mp3
      49. lux431122 416 China.mp3
      50. lux431227 421 Kathleen.mp3
      51. lux440306 The Letter.mp3
      52. lux450305 474-Disputed Passage.mp3
      53. Nightbeat 500417 Tong War.mp3
      54. Romance -'54-06-05 03 Lost Horizon.mp3
      55. Smiths of San Frenando 460920 Audition.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    55 recordings on 32 Audio CDs
    total playtime 29 hours, 13 min

    Disc A001

    1. Cinnamon Bear 001 Paddy O Cinnamon
    2. Cinnamon Bear 002 Weary Willie
    3. Cinnamon Bear 003 Crazy Quilt Dragon
    4. Cinnamon Bear 004 The Inkaboos
    5. Cinnamon Bear 005 Weasley The Wailing Whale

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    Disc A002

    1. Cinnamon Bear 006 Samuel Seal
    2. Cinnamon Bear 007 Presto The Magician
    3. Cinnamon Bear 008 Candy Pirates
    4. Cinnamon Bear 009 Rolypoly Policeman
    5. Cinnamon Bear 010 Professor Whiz

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    Disc A003

    1. Cinnamon Bear 011 Fee Foo The Gentle Giant
    2. Cinnamon Bear 012 Rhyming Rabbit
    3. Cinnamon Bear 013 The Wintergreen Witch
    4. Cinnamon Bear 014 Queen Melissa
    5. Cinnamon Bear 015 Snaper Stick The Crocodile

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    Disc A004

    1. Cinnamon Bear 016 Oliver Ostrich
    2. Cinnamon Bear 017 Muddlers
    3. Cinnamon Bear 018 Cocklebur Cowboys
    4. Cinnamon Bear 019 Wooden Indian
    5. Cinnamon Bear 020 Flying Hat

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    Disc A005

    1. Cinnamon Bear 021 Snowman
    2. Cinnamon Bear 022 Santa Claus
    3. Cinnamon Bear 023 The Bad Dolls
    4. Cinnamon Bear 024 The Parade
    5. Cinnamon Bear 025 Captain Tintop

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    Disc A006

    1. Cinnamon Bear 026 North Pole
    2. Romance -'54-06-05 03 Lost Horizon

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    Disc A007

    1. lux391225 243 Pinocchio

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    Disc A008

    1. lux400212 Sidewalks of London

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    Disc A009

    1. lux400506 262 Our Town

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    Disc A010

    1. lux400624 Show Boat

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    Disc A011

    1. lux401014 The Littlest Rebel

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    Disc A012

    1. lux401104 280 Wuthering Heights

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    Disc A013

    1. lux410303 My Bill

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    Disc A014

    1. lux410407 Stand-In

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    Disc A015

    1. lux410616 312 The Lady From Cheyenne

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    Disc A016

    1. lux410922 Lydia

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    Disc A017

    1. lux411110 325 Hold Back the Dawn

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    Disc A018

    1. lux411201 A Man's Castle

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    Disc A019

    1. lux411222 Remember the Night

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    Disc A020

    1. lux420706 359 Love Affair

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    Disc A021

    1. lux420921 363 How Green Was My Valley

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    Disc A022

    1. lux421221 376 The Pied Piper

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    Disc A023

    1. lux430412 392 Once upon a Honeymoon

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    Disc A024

    1. Cavalcade Of America 431101 355 Burma Surgeon

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    Disc A025

    1. lux431122 416 China

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    Disc A026

    1. lux431227 421 Kathleen

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    Disc A027

    1. lux440306 The Letter

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    Disc A028

    1. Cavalcade Of America 440327 376 So Sorry, No Mercy
    2. Cavalcade Of America 440403 377 Ambulance Driver

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    Disc A029

    1. Cavalcade Of America 440925 402 Lifetide

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    Disc A030

    1. lux450305 474-Disputed Passage

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    Disc A031

    1. Smiths of San Frenando 460920 Audition
    2. HallsIvy 500217 The Chinese Student

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    Disc A032

    1. Nightbeat 500417 Tong War

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