Paul Wing and Dorothy Toy were well known as a tap dance couple in their heyday, when they were regarded as the “Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” – except Toy was Japanese. Photo: Dorlie Fong Paul Wing and Dorothy Toy were well known as a tap dance couple in their heyday, when they were regarded as the “Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” – except Toy was Japanese. Photo: Dorlie Fong
Paul Wing and Dorothy Toy were well known as a tap dance couple in their heyday, when they were regarded as the “Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” – except Toy was Japanese. Photo: Dorlie Fong
History

Asian-American dance duo Dorothy Toy and Paul Wing, the ‘Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’, and how they captured audiences’ hearts

  • One of the most famous Asian-American dance duos in history, Dorothy Toy and Paul Wing performed across the US and in England during the 1930s and ’40s
  • World War II took its toll on both their personal and professional relationship; Wing ‘wasn’t the same’ after taking part in the Normandy landings in France

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Paul Wing and Dorothy Toy were well known as a tap dance couple in their heyday, when they were regarded as the “Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” – except Toy was Japanese. Photo: Dorlie Fong Paul Wing and Dorothy Toy were well known as a tap dance couple in their heyday, when they were regarded as the “Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” – except Toy was Japanese. Photo: Dorlie Fong
Paul Wing and Dorothy Toy were well known as a tap dance couple in their heyday, when they were regarded as the “Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” – except Toy was Japanese. Photo: Dorlie Fong
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