Zhao Lirong

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.
Zhao Lirong
Chinese name 赵丽蓉 (simplified)
Born (1928-03-11)March 11, 1928
Tianjin, China
Died July 17, 2000(2000-07-17) (aged 72)
Beijing, China
Other name(s) Lirong Zhao
Occupation Actress
Years active 1955–present
Zhao Lirong
Traditional Chinese 趙麗蓉
Simplified Chinese 赵丽蓉

Zhao Lirong (March 11, 1928 - July 17, 2000) is a Chinese film actress.[1]


Before she involved in film industry, Zhao Lirong was a famous Peking Opera supporting actress on the stage.[2] Since the 1980s, Zhao started her comedy performance in CCTV Spring Festival Gala. In 1990, her first leading film The Spring Festival crowned her Best Actress of Tokyo International Film Festival and Hundred Flowers Awards.[3] Then she continuing her comedy career on the CCTV. On July 17, 2000, Zhao Lirong died from cancer. As one of the most favorite comedian actresses in China, thousands of her audience attended her funeral.


  • Third Sister Yang Goes to Court (1981)
  • Monkey King (西游记) (1986) (TV) Queen of Chechi States
  • Dream of the Red Mansion Part 3 (红楼梦第三部) (1988) Granny Liu
  • The Spring Festival (过年) (1991) Mother
  • Erxiao's Mother/Filial Son and Filial Piety (孝子贤孙伺候着) (1993) Mother

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Rooster Awards
  • 1992 Nominated: Best Actress for The Spring Festival
Golden Phoenix Awards
  • 1993 Won: Female Actor for The Spring Festival
Hundred Flowers Awards
  • 1992 Won: Best Actress for The Spring Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
  • 1991 Won: Best Actress for The Spring Festival


  1. ^ "Zhao Lirong ,People's Artist" (in English). Retrieved 2009. 
  2. ^ Zhao Lirong(Chinese Quyi Artist). China-corner.com, January 28, 2008.
  3. ^ Opera: Zhao Lirong. China Culture. 10 August 2008.

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