Lo Lieh

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Lo Lieh
Lo Lieh.jpg
Chinese name 羅烈 (traditional)
Chinese name 罗烈 (simplified)
Birth name Wang Lap-tat 王立達
Born (1939-06-29)June 29, 1939
Pematangsiantar, Indonesia
Died November 2, 2002(2002-11-02) (aged 63)
Shenzhen, Guangzhou, China
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965—2001

Lo Lieh (Chinese: 羅烈) (29 June 1939 – 2 November 2002) was a Hong Kong film actor. His real name was Wang Lap-tat. Lo was perhaps best known as Chao Chih-Hao in the 1972 film King Boxer (aka Five Fingers of Death), Miyamoto in 1977 film Fist of Fury II and General Tien Ta in 1978 film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

Early life[edit]

After his parents sent him back to China he attended acting school in Hong Kong, he began his martial arts training in 1962 and joined the Shaw Brothers Studio in the same year and went on to become one of the most famous actors in Hong Kong kung fu films in the late 1960s and 1970s.[1][2]


In 1970s, Lo played Kao Hsia in 1970 film Brothers Five, alongside Cheng Pei-pei. Lo played Ho Chiang in 1974 film The Stranger and the Gunfighter, alongside Lee Van Cleef. Lo starred in the 1972 cult classic King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death , Lo played Miyamoto in 1977 film Fist of Fury II, along with Bruce Li. Lo played General Tien Ta in 1978 film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, alongside Gordon Liu and Lee Hoi San.

In 1980s, Lo directed and star in 1980 film Clan of the White Lotus, along with Gordon Liu. Lo played Triad Gangster Boss in 1988 film Dragons Forever, alongside Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Lo played Fei in 1989 film Miracles along with Jackie Chan, Richard Ng and Billy Chow.

In 1990s, Lo played Chor Kun-lun in 1991 film Sex and Zen alongside Lawrence Ng, Kent Cheng and Elvis Tsu. Lo played The General in 1992 film Police Story 3: Super Cop alongside Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh.

In 2000s, Lo played Wei Tung's Uncle in 2001 film The Vampire Combat, along with Collin Chou and Valerie Chow. Lo played Wu in his last film in 2001 film Glass Tears along with Chui Tien-you. After Glass Tears, Lo retired from acting at the age of 62.

Personal life[edit]

Lo married to Grace Tang Chia-li on April 15, 1976. Lo and his wife both divorced.


On November 2, 2002, Lo died of heart attack, he was 63 years old.[3]


Main article: Lo Lieh filmography


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