|Yu Jim Yuen|
|Chinese name||于占元 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||于占元 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Yú Zhānyuán (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Jyu1 Zim1 Jyun4 (Cantonese)|
September 5, 1905|
|Died||September 8, 1997
Los Angeles, California
|Years active||1940 - 1970|
|Children||Yu So Chow, Yu Chee Yan|
Yu Jim-yuen (September 5, 1905 – September 8, 1997) (Chinese: 于占元; Mandarin Pinyin: Yú Zhānyuán; Jyutping: Yu1 Jim1 Yuen4) was the master of the China Drama Academy, one of the main Peking Opera Schools in Hong Kong from which Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah, and Corey Yuen received their training. He was also the father of early wuxia actress Yu So Chow, who appeared in more than 150 movies, but his only film was The Old Master (師父出馬), in 1979, as Wen Ren-yang. He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, United States.
In 1988, the film Painted Faces was released. The story dealt with the lives of the children in the China Drama Academy, and Sammo Hung played the part of Master Yu.
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