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Shaw Brothers actor/director Wu Ma dead at 71

posted Feb 4, 2014, 11:24 AM by Vu Nguyen

November 4, 2004
Intercontinental Video Limited
Hong Kong Actor, Director Wu Ma Dies at 71
2:50 AM PST 2/4/2014 by Clifford Coonan

Hong Kong actor and director Wu Ma, best known for playing the bearded Daoist priest Yin Chek Hsia in the 1987 box-office hit A Chinese Ghost Story, has died of lung cancer, local media reported.


Born Feng Hongyuan in Tianjin in 1942, Wu started his career as an actor, joining Shaw Brothers in 1962. His first role with Shaw Brothers as an actor was in the 1964 film Lady General Hua Mulan, and he later made his directorial debut in 1970 with Wrath of the Sword. Over the course of his prolific career he directed 49 films and appeared in over 240.