Chinese actors who deceased in 1997

Here are 3 famous actors from China died in 1997:

King Hu

King Hu (April 29, 1932 Beijing-January 14, 1997 Taipei) also known as Hu Jingquan, Hu Chin-chuan, Chin Chuan, King Chuan, King Ho, Jinquan Hu, Cheun King, Hu Jinquan, Hú Jīnquán, Wu4 Gam1-cyun4 or Chuan King was a Chinese film director, actor, screenwriter, film editor, film producer, set designer and film art director.

King Hu was known for his contributions to the wuxia genre, a genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists. He directed some of the most well-known wuxia films, including "Dragon Inn" (1967) and "A Touch of Zen" (1971). Hu's films were groundbreaking for their innovative use of martial arts choreography, unique camera techniques, and incorporation of Taoist philosophy. In addition to his work in the film industry, Hu was also an accomplished calligrapher and painter. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for "A Touch of Zen."

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George Fenneman

George Fenneman (November 10, 1919 Beijing-May 29, 1997 Los Angeles) also known as George Watt Fenneman or George was a Chinese announcer, presenter and actor.

He was born to American parents in Beijing, China, and raised in San Francisco. Fenneman started his career as a radio announcer and made his debut on the show "The Alan Young Show" in 1944. He later became the announcer for "The Jack Benny Program" in 1946, a role he would keep until the program's end in 1955.

Fenneman also hosted the game show "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx from 1950 to 1961. In addition to his work on radio and television, Fenneman appeared in several films including "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "The Best Man."

He was known for his distinctive voice and delivery, which made him a popular choice as an announcer and host. Fenneman continued working in show business until his death in 1997 at the age of 77.

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Lam Ching-ying

Lam Ching-ying (December 27, 1952 Hong Kong-November 8, 1997 Hong Kong) also known as Lam Gun Bo, Cheng-Ying Lam, Ching Ying Lam, Ching-Ying Lam, Lín Zhèngyĩng, Lím Gẽnbǎo, Lam4 Gan1bou2, Lam Ching-Ying (1), Lam Cheng-Ying, Lin Cheng-Ying, Park Chung-Ying, Lim Chen-Ying or Lam Ching Ying was a Chinese actor, martial artist, stunt performer, film producer and film director.

Lam Ching-ying is perhaps best known for his iconic role as the Taoist priest in the "Mr. Vampire" film series. He began his career as a stuntman and martial arts choreographer, working on films such as "Duel of the Seven Tigers" and "Shaolin Temple," before transitioning to acting. In addition to his work in film, Lam was also a skilled acrobat and martial artist, earning a black belt in both taekwondo and hapkido. He directed and produced several films during his career, including "Vampire vs. Vampire" and "The Dead and the Deadly." Lam was widely regarded as one of the greatest character actors in Hong Kong cinema and is remembered for his contributions to the horror-comedy genre.

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