FONG YIM-FUN

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Title

FONG YIM-FUN

Subject

Cantonese Opera Star

Description

started her training in Cantonese opera at the age of 10. At 13, she advanced t be an erbang huadan (supporting actress)(二幫花旦) and three years later she became the zhengyin huadan (female lead)(正印花旦). Exceptionally talented and outstanding, Fong has a successful performing career and originated a unique singing style, known as the Fong style, in Cantonese Opera

Date

1926-

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Relation

The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong

Type

Person

Identifier

Queen_of_female_lead

Person Item Type Metadata

Gender

Female

Birthplace

Guangdong province

Famous performance

The Goddess of the River Luo (洛水神仙), Romance of the Western Chamber (西廂記), Lovers' Tears (鴛鴦淚) ,

Achievement

She founded the Kwan Fong Charitable Foundation with Dr Maria Lee in 1984 to help the poor and the aged. She has also made numerous donations for research in Chinese culture and Cantonese opera studies.

List of awards:
Honorary Presidents of Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong
1995: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
1995: Lutheran University in the USA honored her with a Doctorate award.
2003: The Bronze Bauhinia Star from HKSAR
2017: The Hong Kong Film Award for Lifetime Achievement


Files

KatieYinFongYangLeung-2.jpg

Citation

“FONG YIM-FUN,” CCCH9051 Group 42, accessed May 25, 2022, https://learning.hku.hk/ccch9051/group-42/items/show/37.