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Toy & Wing

Toy & Wing, who were billed as the Chinese Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, were one of the few Asian-American acts to become headliners in the United States and England. Their real names were Dorothy Takahashi and Paul Wing Jew, and they realized that Toy & Wing was a better marquee draw than Takahashi & Jew. World War II split the act when Paul went to Europe in the U.S. Infantry and Dorothy's family was interned in a Japanese American camp.