Here are 1 famous actresses from South Korea died in 1998:
Kim Shin-Jae (March 31, 1919 North Pyongan-March 31, 1998 Virginia) also known as Kim Shin Jae, Shin-jae Kim, Kim Sin-jae, Kim Shin Yae, Sin-jae Kim or Kim Sinjae was a South Korean actor.
Kim Shin-Jae started his acting career in 1946 with the film "Tears of Mokpo". He went on to act in over 300 Korean movies and TV dramas in a career that spanned more than four decades. He was known for his versatility as an actor and his ability to portray a wide range of characters.
In addition to acting, Kim Shin-Jae was also a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed several films, including "The Eunuch" (1968) and "The Flower in the Snow" (1975), which won Best Picture at the Daejong Film Awards.
Kim Shin-Jae was an influential figure in the Korean film industry and was a founding member of the Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. He was also a professor at Chung-Ang University, where he taught acting and filmmaking.
In the late 1980s, Kim Shin-Jae emigrated to the United States and settled in Virginia, where he continued to teach and write about Korean cinema. He passed away on his 79th birthday, March 31, 1998.
Kim Shin-Jae was born on March 31, 1919, in North Pyongan, which was then part of Korea under Japanese rule. He grew up during a tumultuous time in Korean history, which included Japanese colonization, World War II, and the Korean War. Despite the challenges, he pursued his passion for acting and made a name for himself as one of the most talented and respected actors in Korean film and television.
Throughout his career, Kim Shin-Jae worked with some of the most celebrated directors and actors in Korean cinema, including Kim Ki-young, Lee Jang-ho, and Shin Young-kyun. He was also known for his collaboration with the renowned actress Choi Eun-hee, with whom he starred in several films, including "A Woman Judge" (1962) and "The Sorrow of the Kim Family" (1963).
Kim Shin-Jae's accomplishments in the film industry were not limited to his acting career. He produced and wrote the screenplay for the film "Daughters of Darkness" (1971), which won the Best Screenplay award at the Grand Bell Awards. He also served as the chairman of the Korean Film Producers Association and the president of the Seoul Film Festival.
Apart from his achievements in film, Kim Shin-Jae was also a respected educator. He taught at several universities, including Chung-Ang University, Yonsei University, and Dankook University, where he shared his knowledge and expertise with a new generation of filmmakers and actors.
Kim Shin-Jae's contributions to Korean cinema were acknowledged posthumously when he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th Grand Bell Awards in 1998, just a few months after his passing. His legacy continues to inspire and influence filmmakers and actors in Korea and around the world.
Kim Shin-Jae was married to fellow actress Kim Ji-Mi and the couple had two children together. Their daughter, Kim Hae-sook, also became an actress and has appeared in numerous movies and TV dramas.Kim Shin-Jae's passion for film and his dedication to the Korean film industry earned him the nickname "Godfather of Korean Cinema". He was a pioneer in the industry, paving the way for future generations of filmmakers and actors to come. His films were known for their exploration of complex human emotions and societal issues, and his performances were marked by his nuanced portrayals of a range of characters.Kim Shin-Jae's impact on Korean cinema continues to be felt today, over two decades after his passing. His films remain classics of Korean cinema, and his legacy as a visionary and trailblazer in the industry endures.
Kim Shin-Jae's influence on Korean cinema extended beyond his contributions as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He was also a mentor and advocate for the development of young talent in the industry. He was known for his willingness to work with and support up-and-coming filmmakers, and his dedication to nurturing new voices in Korean cinema was especially significant during a time when the industry was still finding its footing.
In addition to his work in film, Kim Shin-Jae was also a prolific author and poet. He wrote several books on acting and filmmaking, including "Acting is Life" and "On Filmmaking", which have become popular resources for aspiring actors and filmmakers in Korea. He also published several collections of poetry, which explored themes of love, loss, and the human experience.
Kim Shin-Jae's legacy as a pioneer of Korean film continues to be celebrated in Korea and around the world. In 2005, the Shin Jae Memorial Hall was established in his honor at Chung-Ang University, where he had taught for many years. The hall serves as a center for film education and research, and is dedicated to preserving Kim Shin-Jae's contributions to Korean cinema for future generations.