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Film pioneer Chen Qiang dies at 94

(People's Daily Online)

15:20, June 27, 2012

Famous film actor Chen Qiang. (China.org.cn)

Edited and translated by Xue Meng, People's Daily Online

Famous film and performing artist Chen Qiang, the father of Chen Peisi, died at the age 94, in Beijing on June 26.

Chen Qiang, originally named Chen Qingsan, was born in 1918 in Hebei province. He was one of China’s first generation of actors and one of the pioneers of modern China’s film industry. He had been in the film industry for many years and was really good at acting “villains”. His famous works include “The Red Detachment of Women” and “The White-Haired Girl”. He also acted in many comedies including “Father and Son” and “Look at this family”. He had been awarded “Lifetime Achievement Award” on the 29th Hundred Flowers Award.

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