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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 April 1931Beijing, China
Date of Death 14 January 1997Taipei, Taiwan
Birth NameHu Jingquan

Mini Bio (1)

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, Taiwan and China before his death.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: William R. Smith

Spouse (1)

Chung Ling (1977 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 438-442. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
The only director to have 2 films (Dragon Inn, 1967 and A Touch of Zen, 1971) selected among the top 10 of the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures selected by Homg Kong Films Award in celebration of 100 years of movies.

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