Actress Yu So-chow dies at 89

Local | 16 May 2017 12:50 pm

Actress Yu So-chow died at the age of 89 in the United States last Friday. The actress's family has said her funeral will take place next Tuesday in San Francisco.

Yu started her acting career in 1948 and made a total of over 200 films in Mandarin and Cantonese including over 170 martial arts movies.

Yu retired from the limelight in 1966 after she married famous Cantonese opera actor Mak Bing-wing and resided in the United States.

Her father was the famous Beijing opera actor Yu Jim-yuen who run China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School in Hong Kong where famous actors such as Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung trained.

Yu was one of the celebrities honored on the Avenue of Stars in 2004.

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