She is best known for a number of mega-hit Huangmei opera films in the s, especially The Love Eterne which made her an Asian superstar overnight. She played an important role in the entertainment industry for preserving the Huangmei opera art form.
She has used many names in her past. After reaching preadolescenceher foster mother forced her to enter the Hong Kong movie industry to exploit her. Her first screen appearance was in the Ha-Yuen movie Love of Young People at the age of twelve under the name of Xiao Juan with the Amoy movie company.
Besides appearing in more than 50 Hokkien movies, she also dubbed for other movie companies and particularly Huangmei Operas for Shaw Brothers. The judges at the 2nd Golden Horse Awards were so impressed by her performance that they created a special award for her citing "Outstanding Performance".
She would add the "Most Versatile Talent" award to her collection when she won it at the 12th Asian Film Festival a year later for her role as a young prince in The Grand Substitution and a scholar in The Mermaid. She became the leading figure in the Huangmei Opera genre and was usually cast in male roles. Every year without fail, Ivy Ling Po would make the list of the Top Ten stars in Hong Kong in polls conducted by magazines and newspapers. Indeed, she was at no.
To avoid being type-cast, she tried successfully for various roles in wuxia and contemporary genres. Despite her limited screen time in this sprawling epic, it is remarkable that she won this award despite tough competition. After her contract with Shaw Brothers Studio ended inshe went on to act in other television series and films with her husband.
A plum movie role in which she had to age from a teenager to an old woman in Father, Husband, Son won her another Golden Horse Best Actress award. Her last screen appearance was in the movie Golden Swallow playing an evil witch. She retired after that and emigrated with her family, Chin Han and three sons, to TorontoOntario, Canada in Ivy Ling Po made a spectacular career resurgence in when she teamed up with another veteran Shaw actress Hu Chin to stage Butterfly Lovers.
This stage musical was so successful that Ivy had to restage it two years later in Taiwan. With many of her Shaw movies being re-released by Celestial, Ivy Ling Po has become a hot star again. Her handprints and signature are now prominently displayed there affirming her status as one of the greats of the Hong Kong film industry.
To their delight as parents, they witnessed him receive the "Best New Director" award for his work on Rice Rhapsodyin which they also made a cameo appearance. The response was so overwhelming that each of the 2 concerts lasted for close to 3 hours. Although she only sang 3 songs, it was sufficient to please her many fans who flocked to the concert from all over USA and Canada. At the same time, Li Han-Hsiang was looking around for a fresh face to cast the main male character for The Love Eterne which was due to begin filming.
He made the momentous decision to cast Ivy Ling Po in the role instead of a male actor. When it became a box office hit, the decision was taken to completely destroy the film Hung Niang in which Ling Po acted in a female role, as it was feared the release of the film would detract her popularity as a male impersonator.
Although the Cathay version starred two movie queens Teresa Li Li-hua and Lucilla Yu Mingthe Shaw version which was released 20 months earlier completely overshadowed it and Ivy Ling Po became a household name. When she went to Taipei to promote the movie, she was mobbed by thousands at the airport and who lined the streets. Everywhere she went, they yelled Brother Lianga nickname that has stuck to this day.For dedicated Jackie Chan fans.
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Visit our What to Watch page. Sign In. Hoi-San Kwan — Actor. Down 48, this week. He was married to Di-Rong Zeng. He died on September 11, in Hong Kong. Died: September 11age 80 in Hong Kong. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Share this page:. Do you have a demo reel? Add it to your IMDbPage. How Much Have You Seen? How much of Hoi-San Kwan's work have you seen? Known For. Hard Boiled Mr. Hoi Guest star. Project A Captain Chi. Luk ding gei Oh Bai.
Jump to: Actor Archive footage. Yip Shing as Hoi-Shan Kwan. Show all 65 episodes. Wong Fei Hung. Show all 20 episodes. Hoi Guest star as Kwan Hoi Sang. Sze as Hoi-Shan Kwan.The Nature of Spring Ping Ko-Lai. The True Story of Ah Q Teenagers' Holiday Hsu Ke-Ming. Blessings Come in Pairs Gone with the Tide The Doctor and the Prima Donna Love Without End Tang Peng Nan. Dream of the Red Chamber Master Jia Lian. The Second Spring The Love Eterne Her Sister's Keeper Fang Teh-Ming. The Adulteress Yang Nai-Wu.
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Su Shi. But thoughts. One night. By the window. Through tear-clouded eyes. Memories ago. A free translation, June Illustration by Kwan Shan Mei. Su Shi married when he was 19; his wife His wife died when she was only Because of his official assignments, Su Shi moved to many different places in China, all far from his home town. One night in earlyabout 10 years after her death, Su dreamed of his wife, then composed this famous poem.
The grave is on a hill slope in a forest of stunted pine trees, a desolate place with only the moon for companion. I have since been teasing my mind for a translation that expresses precisely what Su Shi must have felt. A literal, word-for-word or even phrase-for-phrase rendering loses the swing and tempo of the original.
In when I wrote a weekly column on Chinese and Indian cultures, literature and philosophy, the newspaper hired Kwan Shan Mei to illustrate my articles. Down the decades, I will always remember those visits to her home in Serangoon Garden each week with my typewritten manuscript for her to read and prepare her illustration. I still retain her original ink drawings which I keep in a biscuit tin together with cuttings of my printed articles.
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Pui excelled and was assigned by his teacher to perform in public just a few months later. On the morning 11 SeptemberKwan's fourth wife noticed that he was not feeling well and sent him to Kwong Wah Hospital. Fort Bend Community Church - Pursue the heart of God by making disciples locally and globally to reach all people for Christ. Courtney: i am writing to you to ask if you would like to review my book: Pugilist From Shandong hist.
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Site History. Visitor guestbook. HKCinemagic 2. Other names :. Director 1Actor Perhaps best known these days as the father of leading actress Rosamund KwanKwan Shan was in fact one of Shaw Brothers 's top leading man during Hong Kong's sixties golden age of Mandarin cinema. When his war refugee parents both died, he was forced to drop out of school in order to become his family's breadwinner, working a variety of menial jobs including as a miner and dock worker.
Reportedly, it was upon viewing the ghost movie Beyond the Grave that Kwan decided to become an actor. Shaved and dressed in rags, Kwan Shan was a far cry from the dashing male lead he would later appeared as, but he was already playing a tragic figure which would be his token role for the better part of his career. He was the first Hong Kong actor to achieve such recognition in European film circles, launching his career on a most auspicious note.
Inhe joined Shaw Brothers, which was quickly rising to the position of top Mandarin film studio in Hong Kong. Kwan went on to appear in over twenty Shaw Brothers productions during the next decade, occasionally in cameo and supporting roles, but most often as the male lead.
Along with comedian Peter Chen Ho and costume film favourite Zhao LeiKwan was one of the studio's premiere leading men. Most of his roles were melodramas with early republican or contemporary settings, and he was often paired with great Shaw divas like Linda Lin DaiLi Lihuaand Ivy Ling Po. Kwan Shan's success was not only due to his handsome face, but also a magnificent pair of sorrowful eyes and an undeniable talent for conveying great anguish.
Unfortunately, his propensity toward tragic roles and tearful performances has lead to a somewhat overly simplistic dismissal of Kwan's characters as sentimental weaklings. The truth is that during the Fifties and Sixties, the effete, sensible, vulnerable leading man, chafing under misfortune and fate, was a romantic ideal embraced by the female audiences that constituted the bulk of the viewing public for the melodramas of the time.
By the late sixties though, the era for melodrama was passing, and more heroic, manly leading men became more prevalent in Hong Kong cinema, as exemplified by Jimmy Wang Yu and Ti Lung. With his contract with Shaw Brothers finished byKwan Shan continued his career in Taiwan over the next 3 years.