Here are 1 famous actors from China died in 1978:
Yuan Muzhi (March 3, 1909 Ningbo-January 30, 1978 Beijing) also known as Muzhi Yuan, Yuán Mùzhī or man with a thousand faces was a Chinese actor, film director and screenwriter. His children are called Munu Yuan, XiaoMu Yuan and MuNan Yuan.
Yuan Muzhi started his career in the film industry in Shanghai in 1930 as an actor. He later became a scriptwriter and director working for Lianhua Studio. His directorial debut was the film "Xiao Wu" in 1935, and he became known for his socially conscious films that brought attention to social issues.
In 1949, after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, Yuan Muzhi moved to Beijing and joined the newly formed China Film Bureau. He continued to direct films and is known for his famous works such as "Street Angel" (1937) and "Spring River Flows East" (1947).
Yuan Muzhi was also a prominent figure in China's film industry as he played a crucial role in the development of the Chinese Film Archive. In 1956, he was appointed as the director of the Beijing Film Academy, where he taught future generations of filmmakers.
Despite his contribution to Chinese cinema, Yuan Muzhi's work was criticized during the Cultural Revolution, and he was persecuted and forced to publicly denounce his earlier work. However, he was later rehabilitated and recognized for his achievements in the film industry.
Yuan Muzhi passed away on January 30, 1978, in Beijing, leaving behind a legacy that helped shape China's film industry.
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