Wing (Paul Wing Jew)

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Palo Alto, California, USA
The eldest son of a Chinese-American businessman, Paul Wing started tap dancing on street corners as a child. After graduating from Palo Alto High School, he hitchhiked to Los Angeles were he soon began performing in vaudeville. He met Helen and Dorothy Takahashi, the Japanese-American daughters of the owners of a Los Angeles "Chinese" restaurant, and formed a dancing troupe, "The Three Mahjongs". Soon, Paul took Dorothy to Chicago, where they renamed themselves "Toy and Wing, Oriental Terp Duo" and for several years up to World War II, they were headliners on various vaudeville circuits. Read more...