Ninth Inning: The Chinese Ginger Rogers Ninety-one-year-old dancer Dorothy Toy Fong was once known as the "Chinese Ginger Rogers." Toy is actually Japanese, but claimed Chinese ancestry to avoid World War II-era anti-Japanese sentiment.
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Ninth Inning: The Chinese Ginger Rogers

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Ninth Inning: The Chinese Ginger Rogers

Ninth Inning: The Chinese Ginger Rogers

Ninth Inning: The Chinese Ginger Rogers

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Ninety-one-year-old dancer Dorothy Toy Fong was once known as the "Chinese Ginger Rogers." Toy is actually Japanese, but claimed Chinese ancestry to avoid World War II-era anti-Japanese sentiment.

Weekend Edition's month-long series, "The Ninth Inning," focuses on the wisdom of older generations.