Scenes from a Memoir with Cherylene Lee

Best known perhaps for her dance performance in Flower Drum Song, Cherylene Lee is an unsung Asian American showbiz pioneer with dozens of network television and Hollywood film credits during the 1950s and 1960s. (None other than the great Gene Kelly claimed that Cherylene was his favorite dancing partner.) A born storyteller, Cherylene conveys her experiences as a Chinese American child performer with candor and insight. Now a successful poet and playwright (Arthur and Leila; Carry the Tiger to the Mountain), Cherylene Lee joins us onstage to read from her new memoir, Just Like Really, and to reminisce with stills and clips from her remarkable career.

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