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Fong Yim-Fen
Fong Yim-Fun,  Katie Yang
Born: 1928 (China)





 
Filmography (1950-1966)
 
  Actor (159 films)
    A Girl Named Liang Lengyan (Part 2) (1950) ... Leung Lang-Yim
    A Girl Named Liang Lengyan (Part 1) (1950) ... Leung Lang-Yim
    The Flower Drops by the Red Chamber (1950)    
    The Story of Tung Siu-Yen (1950) ... Tung Siu-Yen
    She Says "No!" to Marriage (1951)    
    Hongling's Blood (Part 2) (1951)    
    Hongling's Blood (Part 1) (1951)    
    Filial Piety That Moved the Heaven (1952)    
    Paying Nocturnal Mourning to White Lotus (1952)    
    A Couple in Love (1952)    
    Mis-Matched Love Birds (1952)    
    A Perfect Match (1952)    
    Return of the Soul (1952)    
    A Song of Everlasting Sorrow (1952)    
    All the Love Heaven Allows (1952)    
    Nothing Counts But Love (1952)    
    Lonely Moon on a Lonely Bed (1952)    
    Charming Night (1952) ... Leung Lai-Wah
    A Second Visit to the City of Love (1952)    
    Everyone's Darling (1952)    
    Beautiful Matching (1952) ... Fong Siu-Hung
    The Love Chain (1952)    
    Bride a la Mode (1952) ... Fung Ah-Heung/Fung Yim-Hung
    Money Will Come Somehow (1952)    
    Spring Is in Town (1952)    
    Joyous Reunion (1952)    
    Her Perilous Adventures (1952)    
    Private Lives of Opera and Movie Stars (1952) ... Herself
    Radiant Love (1952)    
    She Said "No!" to Marriage But Now She Says "Yes" (1952)    
    Flowers of Wealth (1953)    
    The Crushed Flower (1953)    
    A Schoolar's Love-Song (1953)    
    A Cadet in Love's Battle (1953)    
    The Scholar Tang Bohu and the Maid Qiuxiang (1953)    
    Unexpected Luck (1953) ... Wong Sau-Kuen
    The Rendezvous (1953) ... Chow Lai-Wan
    Men's Hearts (1953)    
    Happy Marriage (1953) ... Wan/Cousin Luk Yin-Wan
    Swallows' Return (1953) ... Luk Sheung-Hing
    The Expectant Wife (1953)    
    Joys of Love on a Spring Night (1953)    
    Music of Peace and Joy (1953)    
    Tears for an Absenty Love (1953)    
    Another Chance for Love (1953) ... Pak Lin-Fa/Lotus Pak
    Romantic Night (1953)    
    The Prude (1953)    
    A Sweet Love-Affair (1953)    
    Darling (1953)    
    The Female White Golden Dragon (1953)    
    Rich and Happy (1953)    
    Romantic Spell (1953)    
    When Pretence Becomes Reality (1953)    
    A Buddhist Recluse for 14 Years (1953)    
    Woman in Grief (1953)    
    Do Unto Others as They Do to You (1954)    
    Homeward Bound! (1954) ... Law Wan-Lan
    The Tragic Death of Lin Daiyu (1954) ... Lam Doi-Yuk
    A Houseful of Treasures (1954)    
    The 10 Year Search for the Missing Husband (1954)    
    Mrs. Cheng (1954)    
    Sound of Music (1954)    
    Motherly Love (1954)    
    Grand View Garden (1954) ... Lam Doi-Yuk
    The Elopement (1954)    
    Grief Stricken for Me (1954)    
    Pretty Girl from Kuala Lumpur (1954) ... Hung Ling-Yim
    A Family of Eight in One Bed (1954)    
    Village Girl (1955) ... Mei
    Honeymoon (1955)    
    The Eternal Peony (1955)    
    The Full Moon (1955)    
    Silver Phoenix (1955)    
    Resurrection (1955) ... Ah Hing
    Backyard Adventures (1955) ... Lover
    Till Death Do Us Part (1955)    
    Romance Lasting Seven Lives (1955)    
    Crossroads (1955)    
    A Beauty's Flourishing Fragrant (1955) ... Luk Yim-Hung
    The Faithful Wife (1955)    
    A Sister's Heart (1955)    
    The Rich Girl and Her Double (1955) ... Ho Mei-Ling/Ah Fei
    The Poisonous Rose (1955)    
    Why Should a Nice Girl....? (1955)    
    Her Unrequited Love (1955)    
    She's Not the Real Lady (1956)    
    Too Late for Divorce (1956)    
    An Actress in War (1956)    
    Oriole's Song (1956) ... Mei-Yuk
    Son of a Noble Family (1956)    
    Moonlight (1956)    
    Life and Death Together (1956)    
    The Story of Little Cabbage and Yang Naiwu (1956)    
    Pleasure Daughter (1956)    
    Lovers' Eternal Union (1956)    
    Funny Girl (1956)    
    Spring Comes Back (1956)    
    Feather Fan Under Spring Lantern (1956)    
    The Reunion (1957)    
    Best Fortune (1957)    
    Joyous Wedding (1957)    
    An Orphan Raised on Love (1957)    
    The Nymph of the River Lo (1957)    
    I Cannot Love You (1957)    
    The Pipa's Lament (1957)    
    Loving Enemies (1957) ... Zhao Xiao-Xuan/Ding Qiu-Hong
    Return on a Snowy Night (1957)    
    The Fairy Shepherdess (1958)    
    Red Maid, the Matchmaker (1958) ... Hung Neung
    Radiant Phoenix (1958)    
    The Story of a Chaste Woman (1958)    
    The Sweep-Stakes Seller (1958)    
    How Third Madam Educated Her Son (1958)    
    The Rich Young Lady (1958)    
    The Playboy Emperor and the Dedicated Meng Lijun (1958)    
    The Merry Phoenix (1958)    
    The Tragic Story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (1958) ... Chuk Yingtai
    Happy Reunion (1958)    
    Beauty Fades from Twelve Ladies' Bower (1958) ... Lee Hoi-yin, Siu-yin
    Swallows Come Home (1958)    
    The Story of Yu Tang-Chun (1958)    
    Her Prosperous But Selfish Husband (1958)    
    The Seven Good Wives (1958)    
    The Scarlet Mark (1958)    
    Flower of the Night (1958)    
    Lovers' Tears (1958)    
    Spring's Joyous Blessings (1958)    
    A Wife of Nobility Is Never Free (1958)    
    A Buddhist Recluse for 14 Years (1958)    
    Lady Wen's Return to the Han People (1958)    
    Why Not Return? (1958)    
    Wealth Always Follows Woe (1958)    
    Mother's Broken Heart (1958) ... Choi Yuk-Fan
    Madame Qin Xianglian (1958)    
    The Moonlight and Pi-pa of the Borderland (1959)    
    Gui Zhi Sues (1959)    
    The Dream Meeting Between Emperor Wu of Han and Lady Wei (1959)    
    The Brave Daughters of Han (1959)    
    Regret from the Spring Lantern and Feathered Fan (1959)    
    Love Follows Fortune (1959)    
    Sweet Dew on a Beautiful Flower (1959)    
    Twelve Beauties' Tricks on the Scholar (1959)    
    Story of Wang Bao Chuan (1959)    
    Twin Lotuses (1959)    
    How Madam Zhao Went Far and Wide in Search of Her Husband (1959)    
    Follow the Husband (1959)    
    Misguided Love (1959)    
    Sweet Girl (1959)    
    The Beautiful Ghost's Grievance (1959) ... Kung Lai-Wan
    Snow Storm in June (1959)    
    Swallow the Poison with a Smile (1959)    
    Blood, Love, Tears (1959)    
    Heaven Brought Us Together (1959) ... Yip Shan-Chung
    Dai Heung Lei Cheut Sing (1961)    
    Romantic Night of Hong Kong (1961)    
    Heart to Heart (1962)    
    Joy to the World (1963)    
    Compilation of Dacheng Colours (1963)    
    Four Sisters (1966) ... [Movie clip]
 
 
Biography
 
  Fong Yim Fun's virtuosity and distinctive singing style made her the "Queen of Cantonese Opera" in the fifties, according to many. Her on screen career spanned in 10 years with performances in Cantonese Opera films such as "A Buddhist Recluse for 14 years", "The Nymph of River Lo", "The Tragic Story of Leung Shan Pak and Chu Ying Toi", "Snow in June", "Sweet Dew on a Beautiful Flower".

Fong also starred in a number of contemporary dramas like "Pretty Girl from Kuala Lumpur", "Mrs. Cheng", "The Rich Girl and Her Double", "The Sweepstakes Marriage" and so on.

In 1953, When Hong Kong Cantonese Opera professionals were planning to establish The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, Fong donated the money required for the purchase of the property where it was going to be seated. In 1984, Fong founded the Kwan Fong Charitable Foundation and has since been involved in many charitable activities. In 2003, she was granted the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

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