Zhang Ruifang

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Zhang Ruifang
Zhang Ruifang.jpg
Chinese name 張瑞芳 (traditional)
Chinese name 张瑞芳 (simplified)
Born (1918-06-15)15 June 1918
Baoding, Hebei, China
Died 28 June 2012(2012-06-28) (aged 94)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1938 – 2012

Zhang Ruifang (15 June 1918 – 28 June 2012) was a Chinese film and theatre actress.[1] In 1963, Zhang won Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress for her household character in comedy Li Shuangshuang.[2] She is considered to be of the "four great drama actresses" in China (四大名旦), along with Bai Yang, Shu Xiuwen and Qin Yi.[3]


Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1940 Baptism of Fire 火的洗礼 Fang Yin
1947 On the Songhua River 松花江上 Niuer
1952 Civil war 南征北战 Zhao Yumin
1956 Mother 母亲 Mother
1957 The Song of Phoenix 凤凰之歌 Jin Feng
1958 By The River 三八河边 Chen Shuzhen
1959 Nie Er 聂耳 Zheng Leidian
Always Colorful Spring 万紫千红总是春 Wang Caifeng
1962 Li Shuangshuang 李双双 Li Shuangshuang

Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress

1964 Li Shanzi 李善子 Li Shanzi Banned during the Cultural Revolution
1979 Streaming 大河奔流 Li Mai
Roar! The Yellow River 怒吼吧!黄河 A Dan
1982 Fountain Jingling 泉水叮咚 Grandma Tao



  1. ^ "Famous actress Zhang Ruifang dies". Globaltimes.cn. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  2. ^ 中国第一代才艺双馨女星 Jiamusi Daily May 20, 2011
  3. ^ 影剧四大名旦 名人传记 March 08, 2011
  4. ^ "Ruifang memorial service yesterday held the old artists collective condolence". 

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