Actor. He was one of China’s biggest influences on Hong Kong Cinema acting in over 700 films. As a teenager, he began his 60 year career when he ran away to Shanghai to work in the movies. By the 1940s, he had already acted in 80 movies and launched his own studio in Hong Kong by 1948. During the 1950s and 1960s, his big success was performing for the Cantonese audience with his well known ‘Detective Inspector’ role. Among his film series credits were “Aces Goes Places,” “White Bone Sword,” “Huang Feihong,” “The Duel of the Century,” “The Godfather From Canton,” “Lucky Stars,” “Mr Vampire 2” and “A Gamble’s Story.” In 1970, he directed the film “Secret Agent no. 1”. Through the 1970’s and 80s, he worked on TV and appeared in English and foreign movies. He continued working on TV and making guest appearances in movies until 1997. In 2003, he received the Professional Spirit Award for his lifetime contribution to the Chinese and Hong Kong cinemas. He died of a stomach hemorrhage.
- September, 15, 1915
- January, 13, 2007