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    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 8:13PM / News / Hong Kong Cinema / Members only

    I've just learned that Lydia Shum 沈殿霞 (a.k.a. Fei Fei) passed away today. She was mostly known for her TV shows like Enjoy Yourself Tonight, but I think she was also a very important figure of teenage Hong Kong movies in the late 60's, which I watched a lot when I started to prepare my documentary project, "Hong Kong A-Go-Go". Here are some screen captures and scans from some of her movies. Her most complete filmography can be found on HKMDB. May she rest in peace...

    HAPPY YEARS 快樂年年 (1968)

    With Josephine Siao in HAPPY YEARS 快樂年年 (1968)

    With Hsiao Hou in Liu Chia-liang's CAT VS RAT 御貓三戲錦毛鼠 (1982)

    With Nancy Sit & Connie Chan in

    With Josephine Siao in THE BLOSSOMING SEASON 萬紫千紅 (1968)

    Shaw Bros production DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBERS 紅樓夢 (1962)


    Lydia Shum & Shu Kei in INCREDIBLE RUMOURS 紅鸞星動 (1968)

    INCREDIBLE RUMOURS 紅鸞星動 (1968)

    With Nancy Sit in LADY SONGBIRD 青春歌后 (1968)

    LADY SONGBIRD 青春歌后 (1968)

    THE LITTLE WARRIOR 小武士 (1969)


    With Helena Law Lan in MOVIE-FAN PRINCESS 影迷公主 (1966)

    With Josephine Siao in RHAPSODY 青春戀歌 (1968)

    + SHE'S OUR SENIOR 大師姐 (1967)

    With Connie Chan in TEENAGE LOVE 玉女心 (1968)

    With Tina Ti in A STOMACH OF CRAZY TRICKS 滿肚密圈 (1970)

    Frédéric Ambroisine (February 19th, 2008)

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  • soohoo
    posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 1:25PM [Report]
    Yeah..  she is definitely a pleasantly familiar face in HK television.  Thanks for your posting.  My mum also just showed me a clip about Fei Fei.  Take care!
  • nobleterry
    posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 2:47AM [Report]
    What an icon!!! She's ageless! One of the first HK movie stars I remember watching when I was younger.
  • andy_lau_spain
    posted on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 3:24AM [Report]
    indeed she was a great actress that could make the screen shine with her smile and her vitality.
    I will always remember her for Shanghai Express...
    Thanks for the retrospective.
  • Jaine
    posted on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 1:28AM [Report]
    thanks for the tribute
    especially good for those of use who aren't familar with her.
  • Etchy
    posted on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 1:18AM [Report]
    great retrospective of her career,  thanks for sharing (and enlightening!)
  • Etchy
    posted on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 1:17AM [Report]
    great retrospective of her career,  thanks for sharing (and enlightening!)
  • l_helen
    posted on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 12:30AM [Report]
    Really sad!! =(
  • JasonJason
    posted on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 12:04AM [Report]
    Even though I didn't grow up watching TVB I've seen more than a few films that were brightened by Lydia Shum's electric presence and impeccable comic timing. I'll post a hilarious clip from Yuen Woo Ping's 'Drunken Tai Chi" where she beats up a young Donnie Yen!!
  • sirendipity
    posted on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 11:46PM [Report]
    Thanks for sharing all this info..... so sad.  She will be missed by many.
  • tinlunlau
    posted on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 11:08PM [Report]
    what a bummer....
    guess Fortune Star will have me re-translating a whole batch of her old movies just as I did when Bill Tung passed away.  I had to deal with all those movies where she won the lottery.  Pretty horrid considering my father passed away when i was working on it.
  • mathewblaize
    Official artist 
    posted on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 9:08PM [Report]
    yeah its sad news, good pics mate
  • MindyG
    posted on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 8:35PM [Report]
  • Kevu
    posted on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 8:29PM [Report]
    She gave me the impression of healthy, fun loving lady, but then past few months when I saw the news that she admitted in hospital, and I was really shocked to see her hair is white, and becomes so skinny, and now, Lydia will be remembered always
  • Kevu
    posted on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 8:26PM [Report]
    Did she!!? Past few weeks the news reported she is healthy again along with her daughter, and now,,,,


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