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King Hu (1931–1997)


He was educated in art school in Beijing, left China for Hong Kong in 1949 and entered the film industry in 1951 in the art department. In the 1950s he began acting and in 1958 joined Shaw Brothers as an actor and writer, and later a director. In 1967 he left to start his own studio in Taiwan, returned to Hong Kong in 1970s, working in Hong Kong, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 65) in Taipei, Taiwan

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Known For

Xia nü
Xia nü Director
(1971)
Shan zhong zhuan qi
(1979)
Da zui xia
Da zui xia Director
(1966)
Long men kezhan
Long men kezhan Director
(1967)

Filmography

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 1972 Pian shu da guan (Cameo)
 1970 The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
Ito Suzuki (as King Ho)
 1965 Sons of the Good Earth
Police Captain Ding / Tiger Ting
 1964 Wan hua ying chun
Junmai's Friend Liu
 1963 Wu Ze Tian
Chao Tao-Sheng
 1963 Hua tuan jin cu
Fu Lifu
 1962/II Hong lou meng
Bei Ming
 1961 Shou qiang
 1961 Shen xian lao hu gou
Hsiao Chien
 1961 Mai wen ji
Hsiao Chang
 1961 Yan zi dao
 1960 Kuang lian
 1960 Hou men (Guest star)
 1960 Qi ren yan fu
Long Yusheng (as Chuan King)
 1959 Jiang shan mei ren
Ta Niu
 1959 Ca xie tong
 1958 Quan jia fu
Lin Teng-kun
 1958 Xiao qing ren
 1957 An qi er
Hsiao Ching
 1957 Chun se wu bian (as Chin Chuan)
 1957 Yue luo niao ti shuang man tian
Xiao Liusan
 1957 San zi mei
 1956 Chang xiang
Shuqiang
 1956 Jin feng
 1956 Xue li hong
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Hu Chin-chuan | Chin Chuan | King Chuan | King Ho | Jinquan Hu | Cheun King | Chuan King
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Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 438-442. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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