In the late 1920s, female American performers pursued opportunity in Europe: Dancer and entertainer Josephine Baker (1906-1975) sought to escape racial prejudice; actress Louise Brooks (1906-1985) left at the behest of German director G. W. Pabst; and actress Anna Mae Wong (1905-1961) had been typecast and passed over in favor of non-Asian actresses. Baker became the toast of Paris making three movies, notably Zouzou (1934) with Jean Gabin; for her work in the Resistance during WWII she was made Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. Brooks is remembered as Lulu in Pabst’s Pandora’s Box (1929). Wong appeared in an operetta in Austria and in movies in Germany and England. She is best known for her role in Piccadilly (1929) where she competes against Gilda Gray as dancer and for the love of a man.