Bak Sheut-sin

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Bak Sheut-sin
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Bak Sheut-sin (right) with Yam Kim-Fai in a movie poster for their last film Tragedy of a Poet King.
Chinese name 白雪仙
Pinyin Bái Xuěxiān (Mandarin)
Jyutping Baak6 Syut3 Sin1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Chan Shuliang
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1926-04-01) 1 April 1926 (age 89)
Guangzhou, China
Other name(s) Bai Xuexian
Occupation Actress
Genre(s) Cantonese opera
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Bak.

Bak Sheut-sin (born 1 April 1926 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China), also known as Bai Xuexian, is a famous former Chinese opera actress in China and Hong Kong.


Bak is notable for pairing up with fellow Cantonese opera star Yam Kim Fai. Some of her major works include The Peony Pavilion and Tai Nui Fa. She has received awards from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Hong Kong University for her contribution to the opera art form. In April 2001 she received a "Lifetime achievement award" from the Hong Kong Film Awards from Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan. Awarded Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in 2013.

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