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Lam Fung (1)
Patrica Lam Fung,  Lam Foong,  Lin Feng,  Patricia Lam Fung,  Lim Fung
Born: 1940 - Died: August 28th, 1976





 
Filmography (1948-1990)
 
  Actor (153 films)
    Underground Maze (1948)    
    The Fairy Sleeves (1957)    
    The Marriage Between the Quick and the Dead (1957)    
    A Pretty Girl's Love Affair (1958)    
    A Virtuous Girl from a Humble House (1958)    
    Princess Jade Lotus (1958) ... Princess King-Lin/Jade Lotus
    Sweet Girl in Terror (1958) ... Lee Suk Kan
    Young Rock (1959) ... Dani Lau
    Love on the Lonely Bridge (1959)    
    Glass Slippers (1959)    
    Bride from Another Town (1959) ... Chun Siu Yin
    The Fragrance of Durians (1959)    
    Women Are Angels (1960)    
    The Ever-blooming Waterlilies (1960)    
    The Pursuers (1960) ... Fang Lan
    Love Knot (Part 1) (1960)    
    Love Knot (Part 2) (1960)    
    Secret Agent: The Swallow (1960) ... Fa Yim Kiu
    The Sleeping Beauty (1960)    
    Love and Chastity (1960)    
    The Greenhorn in Love (1960)    
    A Night of Thrills (1960)    
    A Helping Hand (1960)    
    Bo King Shun Kong (1961)    
    Twin Swords (Part 1) (1961)    
    Twin Swords (Part 2) (1961)    
    The Sinner of Love (1961)    
    Fan to Remember (1961)    
    Love on the Mount (1961)    
    Manhunt (1961)    
    Third Master Sha and His Charming Maid (1961)    
    Lost Girl (1961)    
    Romance and the Adventure of Roza (1961)    
    When the Poles Meet (1961)    
    Heroes of the Age (1961)    
    Public Spirited Lovers (Part 1) (1961) ... Yau-Lan
    Public Spirited Lovers (Part 2) (1962)    
    Murder in the Car (1962) ... Wong Lai-Ping, Wong So-Wah
    The Princess and the 7 Little Heroes (1962)    
    Waiting for the Prodigal Son to Return (1962)    
    7 Playful Women (1962)    
    Our Adopted Daughter (1962)    
    Beauty in a Fallen City (1962)    
    Trauma Under the Car (1962) ... Chan Lai-Fun
    When 3 Sons-in-law Come Home (1962)    
    Chain Murder (1962) ... Kong Siu-ha, Cheung Suk-fun
    A Smile for a Kingdom (1962) ... Bo Chi
    Filial Son's Treasure-hunt (1962) ... Choi-Lin
    The Prayer of Tears (1962)    
    Romance in the Manor House (1962)    
    Thief Captures Thief (1962)    
    Awaiting the Husband to Return on a Pavilion (1962)    
    Temporary Couple (1962)    
    The Mysterious Murderer (1962) ... Wai Bo-Ping
    This Merry World (1962)    
    Midnight Terror (1962)    
    The Adventure of a Stage-fan (1962) ... Ah Lien
    Double Date (1962) ... Man Wan-Wai
    A Fair Lifemate (1963) ... Chun Lan-Ying
    A Stingy Fellow (1963) ... Kong Ying
    Head for Sale (1963)    
    A Wealthy Family (1963) ... Tung Mei/Tung May
    Miss Qiu Feng (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Eight Fairies' Adventure in the Eastern Sea (1963)    
    Miss Qiu Feng (Part 2) (1963)    
    A Woman's Sad Story (Part 1) (1963) ... Suk-Chun
    A Woman's Sad Story (Part 2) (1963)    
    Story of Lee Sin (1963) ... Lee Sin
    Mythical Crane, Evil Dragon (1963)    
    The Spy (1963)    
    The Quarrelsome Lovers (1963) ... Wong Mei Ling
    The Wonderful Years (1963)    
    Horror in a Girl's Room (1963)    
    Crying Over Chau Hei (1963)    
    The Young Boss of the Factory (1963)    
    Wife and Mistress in the Same House (1963) ... Anna/On Loh
    A Girl Named Leng Chau-Mei, Part One (1963)    
    A Girl Named Leng Chau-Mei Concluding Episode (1963)    
    Murder in a Deserted House (1963)    
    The World Is a Big Family (1963)    
    Murder at the Pier (1963)    
    Good Fortune of a Fool (1963) ... Wai Suet-Fong
    Forever Together (1963) ... Fong Yuet-Mei
    A Gimmicky World (1963)    
    Two City Girls (1963) ... Fan Kam-Ping
    Yinhai Scenery (1964)    
    The Frightened Bird (1964) ... Cheung Chin-Ping
    My Darling Children and Grandchildren (1964)    
    Beautiful Heaven (1964) ... Ting Yuet-Sheung
    Buddha's Palm (Part 1) (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 2) (1964) ... Yuk-Gyun
    The 9 Phoenixes of the City (1964)    
    The Big Circus (1964) ... Huang Man Na
    The Invisible Lucky Star (1964) ... Mei-Mei
    The Prince of the Magic Sword (1964) ... Princess Rose
    A Girl's Tears (1964)    
    The Naughty Girl Teases Her Husband (1964) ... San Hui Shan
    Long Live My Wife (1964) ... Lau Yin-Hung
    Queen of the Marketplace (1964)    
    Heroes' Love (1964) ... Cheung Bik-Wan, Cheung Siu-wan
    My Four Children (Part 1) (1964) ... Ting Lai-Ngo
    My Four Children (Part 2) (1964) ... Ting Lai-Ngo
    What Now My Love (1964) ... So Mung-Lan
    The Tomb of the Roses (Part 1) (1964)    
    The Tomb of the Roses (Part 2) (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 3) (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 4) (1964)    
    The Fake Husband (1964)    
    Man Bites Dog (1964)    
    All Are Happy (1964)    
    The Legend of Eight Heroes (Part 1) (1965)    
    The Legend of Eight Heroes (Part 2) (1965)    
    Good Luck (1965) ... Chan Mei-Yin
    The Skeleton Tower Under the Sea (Part 1) (1965)    
    The Skeleton Tower Under the Sea (Part 2) (1965)    
    Standard Husband (1965) ... Lui Chau Kun
    Playful Young Folks (1965)    
    Triple Romance (1965) ... Chow So-Lan
    Heaven, Hell, Crystal Palace (1965)    
    Aunt Ping (Part 1) (1965) ... Lee Pui-Ying
    The Young Boss Who Pulls Rickshaw (1965)    
    Aunt Ping (Part 2) (1965) ... Lee Pui-Ying
    Three Lady Musketeers (1965)    
    Yearning for You (1965)    
    A Mysterious Murder (1965) ... Lee Mei-Po/Mabel
    Women's Hearts (1965) ... Tsui Yeuk-lan
    The Three Sisters (Part 1) (1965)    
    The Three Sisters (Part 2) (1965)    
    The Blood-Stained Butterly Mountain (1965) ... Sam-fung, Yan-yan
    Dial 999 for the Three Murderers (1965) ... Ngai Yee-Wah
    Tears of a Plum Blossom (1965)    
    There's a Dead Body in the Case (1965) ... Wong Man-Seung
    Family Doctrine (Part 1) (1965) ... Cheung Mo-Yee
    Family Doctrine (Part 2) (1965)    
    Family Doctrine (Part 2) (1965)    
    The Vulture and the Heroine (1965)    
    Treasure of Diamonds (1966) ... Chong Ma-Lei/Mary
    The Merry Matrimony (1966) ... Mak Siu-Chu
    Goddess of Mercy (1966)    
    Eight Dieties (1966) ... Immortal Woman Ho
    Who Is More Beautiful? (1966)    
    Golden Monk (1966)    
    Green Is the Grass (1966) ... Kwok Fung Chu
    The Eighteen Darts (Part 1) (1966)    
    The Eighteen Darts (Part 2) (1966)    
    The Golden Ring (1966) ... Wan Sin Yi
    Young Love (1967) ... Pei Di
    The Long Journey Home (1967) ... Chui Hoi Lee
    The Full Moon (1967) ... Fong Siu-Ying
    The Butterfly Legend (1967)    
    The Imperial Warrant (1968)    
    Their Private Lives (1978)    
    Kung Fu Vs. Acrobatic (1990) ... Woman in intro (From Buddah's Palm 1964)
 
 
Biography
 
  b.1940 d. 8.28.1976
Biography

Lam joined Shaw brothers in 1957 and became famous with the film The Country Girl. In the space of two years she became a super star and Shaw Brothers publications often called her The Pride of Shaw Brothers. The company also set up a fan club for her and it was said that up to thirty thousand people joined the club. Starting from 1958, Wah Kiu Man Po, a local Evening newspaper held a contest called Best Ten Stars Award. Lam was elected Best Star for nine years running. Altogether she made 30 films for Shaw Brothers, amongst which are Sweet Girl in Terror, Glass Slippers, The Merdeka Bridge, When Durians Bloom, The Legend of Lee Heung Kwan and so on. She later made over one hundred movies as a freelance actress. They include Beauty in a Fallen City, Double Date,Temporary Couple, Buddha's Palm, Two City Girls and Queen of the Market Place. Lam married and retired in 1967. In 1976 she took her own life.

- Hong Kong Tourism Board

From www.gstage.com

August 27 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the suicide of Patricia Lam Fung, one of the most beautiful stars to ever grace the Hong Kong screen. Back in the days when Shaw Brothers produced both Mandarin and Cantonese pictures, Lam was the undisputed "golden girl" (or "yuk nui" - -literally, "jade girl") of their Cantonese division, and even after leaving Shaws remained among the most popular actresses in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and anywhere Cantonese films had a following.

Born in 1939, Lam made her debut in 1957 and within a year had risen to the very top of big screen celebrity. Capitalizing on her youthful image, many of her films had "jade girl" in the title, and her fan club, whose name literally translates as "The Jade Girl's Friendship League," had 30,000 members at its peak. She made the annual "ten most popular stars" list nine years in a row, up until her retirement at age 27 in 1966.

By then she had proved herself equally adept at classical and modern roles, formed her own film and fashion companies, and appeared in over 100 movies.

Lam chose marriage and motherhood over career, and by all accounts led a life of luxury. At the time of her death in 1976, the 37-year-old celebrity reportedly owned three houses and had US$3 million in the bank. The press had a field day speculating as to whether or not Lam's sleeping pill overdose was intentional, and all the rumors had something to do with the ageing star's appearance. Some hypothesized it was suicide induced by a botched plastic surgery operation. Others said it was a fatal but inadvertent mixture of sleeping tablets and either diet medicine or painkillers necessitated by cosmetic surgery. Just as Lin Dai's son met a young and tragic end, Lam Fung"s son was murdered in 1999, 23 years after his mothers death. It was a sad coda to the unhappy saga of Hong Kongs "jade girl."