Li Hua Li

Li Li-hua (17 July 1924 – 19 March 2017) was a Chinese actress, better known as an actress from the Shaw Brothers Studio. In 1957, Li married Hong Kong actor and director Yan Jun (December 17, 1917 – August 18, 1980).

Li Li-hua was born on July 17, 1924, in Shanghai. She was the daughter of the famous Beijing Opera actor Li Guifang 芳). At age 12, she moved to Beijing and studied Beijing Opera. Four years later she moved to Shanghai and joined the Yihua Film Company. Her first movie was 3 Smiles which was released in two parts in 1940. Her final movie was New Dream of the Red Chamber  in 1978, after which she retired and moved to the United States. She acted in over one hundred twenty movies during her 38-year career.  In 1969 she was awarded the Golden Horse Best Actress award for Storm over the Yangtze River. In 2015 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards. In April 2016 she was honored with a Hong Kong Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.  She died on 19 March 2017, aged 92.

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