Alexander Fu Sheng
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Alexander Fu Sheng
Cheung Fu-sheng (張富聲)
20 October 1954
|Died||7 July 1983 (aged 28)|
|Burial place||Fung Ying Seen Koon, Fanling, Fanling–Sheung Shui New Town, British Hong Kong|
|Alma mater||Moral Training English College|
|Children||Melody Tseng (daughter)|
|Parent(s)||Cheung Yan-lung (father) |
Angela Liu Fung-wo (mother)
Alexander Fu Sheng (simplified Chinese: 傅声; traditional Chinese: 傅聲; pinyin: Fù Shēng; Jyutping: Fu6 Sing1) (born Cheung Fu-sheng (simplified Chinese: 张富声; traditional Chinese: 張富聲; pinyin: Zhāng Fùshēng); 20 October 1954 – 7 July 1983), also known as Fu Sheng was a Hong Kong martial arts film star in the 1970s.
Life and career
Born Cheung Fu-sheng in British Hong Kong in 20 October 1954. He was the ninth child of a wealthy New Territories indigenous inhabitant businessman Cheung Yan-lung. His birth mother was Angela Liu Fung-wo.
In 1971, he enrolled at Shaw Brothers Southern Drama School and instantly drew the attention of director Chang Cheh. Cheh had Fu Sheng train with Lau Kar-leung for 6 months. Fu Sheng made his film debut as an extra in the 1972 film The Fourteen Amazons. His first lead role was in Cheh's Police Force. Some of his other films include Heroes Two, Five Shaolin Masters, Shaolin Temple and the Brave Archer series. He eventually made a total of 23 films with Cheh.
In 1976, he married singer and actress Jenny Tseng, who had appeared with him in the film New Shaolin Boxers. He suffered a series of injuries in 1978 and 1979. On the set of The Deadly Breaking Sword a wire suspending him snapped and he fell eight feet landing on his head. While working on Heroes Shed No Tears, he shattered bones in his right leg.
On 7 July 1983, tragedy struck when Fu Sheng, his younger brother and fellow Shaw actor David Cheung Chin-pang and another Shaw actor Wong Yue involved in an automobile accident. Both Cheung and Wong survived but Fu Sheng, aged 28, later died of his injuries at the hospital.  At the time, the three were filming The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter in which Fu Sheng was to be the hero. The film was partially re-written and the remainder of the film was shot. In the finished film, Fu Sheng's character abruptly disappears and the focus was put on co-star Gordon Liu's character. His funeral was organised by the Shaw Brothers committee. His remains were cremated and were interred at Fung Ying Seen Koon at Fanling town, part of Fanling–Sheung Shui New Town in Hong Kong.
He made his final film appearance the film Wits of the Brats which was also the only film he directed and was released almost a year after his death.
In 2012, his wife Jenny Tseng finally admitted to the media that before his tragic death, they had four miscarriages during their marriage together and Fu Sheng had decided to go to a sperm bank to expel and preserve his semen at the sperm bank clinic. Eventually sometime after his death, Tseng had gone to the sperm bank clinic to use her late husband's semen to become artificially inseminated, leading to her giving birth to their daughter Melody. 
- The Fourteen Amazons (1972) - soldier (extra)
- Young People (1972) - drum player (extra)
- Four Riders a.k.a. Hellfighters of the East and Strike 4 Revenge (1972) - soldier at Jukebox (extra)
- Man of Iron a.k.a. Warrior of Steel (1972) - young man with a bicycle (extra)
- The Thunderbolt Fist (1972) - (extra)
- Generation Gap (1973) - Ah Qiang
- Police Force (1973) - Liang Kuan
- Heroes Two a.k.a. Kung Fu Invaders (1974) - Fang Shih Yu
- Three Styles of Hung School's Kung Fu – A Demonstration Film of the Chinese Kung Fu (1974) - himself
- Na Cha The Great (1974) - Na Cha
- Men from the Monastery a.k.a. Disciples of Death and Dragon's Teeth (1974) - Fang Shih Yu
- Friends (1974) - Du Jiaji
- Shaolin Martial Arts a.k.a. Five Fingers of Death (1974) - Li Yao
- 5 Shaolin Masters a.k.a. The 5 Masters of Death (1974) - Ma Chao-Hsing
- Disciples of Shaolin a.k.a. The Invincible One (1975) - Guan Fengyi
- Marco Polo a.k.a. The Four Assassins (1975) - Li Xiongfeng
- Boxer Rebellion a.k.a. The Bloody Avengers (1976) - Tsang Hin Hon
- 7-Man Army (1976) - Private He Hong Fa
- The Shaolin Avengers a.k.a. Invincible Kung Fu Brothers (1976) - Fang Shih Yu
- New Shaolin Boxers a.k.a. Demon Fists of Kung Fu (1976) - Zhong Jian
- Shaolin Temple a.k.a. Death Chamber (1976) - Fang Shih Yu
- The Naval Commandos (1977) - Xiao Liu
- Magnificent Wanderers a.k.a. Magnificent Kung Fu Warriors (1977) - Lin Shao You
- The Brave Archer a.k.a. Kung Fu Warlords (1977) - Kuo Tsing
- The Chinatown Kid (1977) - Tang Tong
- The Brave Archer 2 a.k.a. Kung Fu Warlords Part II (1978) - Kuo Tsing
- Avenging Eagle (1978) - Double Sword Sleeve Cheuk Yi Fan
- Life Gamble (1979) - Yun Xiang
- The Proud Twins (1979) - Jiang Xiaoyu (Xiaoyu'er)
- The Deadly Breaking Sword (1979) - Xiao Dao
- Heroes Shed No Tears (1980) - Kao Chien Fei
- Heaven and Hell a.k.a. Shaolin Hellgate (1980) - Chen Ding
- Ten Tigers from Kwangtung (1980) - Tam Ming
- Return of the Sentimental Swordsman (1981) - Jing Wuming
- The Brave Archer 3 a.k.a. Blast of the Iron Palm (1982) - Kuo Tsing
- Legendary Weapons of China a.k.a. Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu (1982) - Mo
- The Brave Archer and His Mate a.k.a. Mysterious Island (1982) - Yang Kuo
- The Fake Ghost Catchers (1982) - Wu Shunchao
- Cat vs Rat (1982), the Rat Bai Yu Tong
- My Rebellious Son a.k.a. Raging Tiger (1982) - Chang Siu Tai
- Treasure Hunters a.k.a. Master of Disaster (1982) - Chi Ta Po
- Hong Kong Playboys (1983) - Yan Quan Sheng
- Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter a.k.a. The Invincible Pole Fighters (1983) - 6th Yang (final film role)
- Wits of the Brats (1984) - Che Zai (released posthumously; also director)
- "Alexander Fu Sheng-3". Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007.
- Stokes, Lisa Odham (2007). Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 413. ISBN 9780810864580.
- Meyers, Ric (March 2011). Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book. Eirini Press. p. 109. ISBN 9780979998942.
- on YouTube
- "Jenny Tseng admits Melody is late husband's daughter".