Gong Qiuxia

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Gong Qiuxia
Qiuxia gong 1947.jpg
Background information
Chinese name 龔秋霞 (traditional)
Chinese name 龚秋霞 (simplified)
Pinyin gong1 qiu1 xia2 (Mandarin)
Jyutping gung1 cau1 haa4 (Cantonese)
Born (1916-12-04)December 4, 1916
Chongming, Jiangsu (now Shanghai), China
Died September 7, 2004(2004-09-07) (aged 87)
Occupation Actress, Singer
Genre(s) Shidaiqu, Mandopop
Voice type(s) Soprano
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Gong.

Gong Qiuxia, also romanized as Kung Chiu-hsia, was born in 1916 under the name (龚莎莎 Gong Shasha and 龚秋香 Gong Qiuxiang) in Chongming County, Jiangsu province (now part of Shanghai), China. She was a famous movie star and singer. By the 1940s, she became one of the seven great singing stars.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 1933, she traveled across Southeast Asia as a member of the Shanghai Plum Flower Troupe (梅花歌舞团). One of the theatrical plays she took part in was the Five Tiger Generals (五虎将).[1] As a result of her training, she was an accomplished tap dancer. Her early films would capitalize on this talent as one of the few Chinese female stars who was a triple-threat (acting, singing, dancing). People would affectionately refer to her as an older Shirley Temple.

Career[edit]

In 1936, she made her first film (父母子女, Father Mother Son Daughter). In 1937, she starred in the movie 压岁钱 and began taking a relatively serious attitude toward filmmaking. She is most recognized for playing the mature, housewife image.[1]

From 1938 to 1980, she took part in a number of movies. The movie 四千金 (Four Daughters) would earn her the nickname "Big Sister."[1]

In the 1930s, she was recognized as one of the three great mandopop singers with Zhou Xuan and Bai Hong.[1]

She died on 7 September 2004 in Hong Kong.[1]

Filmography[edit]

  • (父母子女) (1936)
  • (永远的微笑),(压岁钱),(古塔奇案),(四千金) (1937)
  • (孤儿救母记),(恐怖之夜) (1938)
  • (歌声泪痕),(播音台大血案) (1939)
  • (鸾凤和鸣),(大地之花),(花溅泪) (1941)
  • (蔷薇处处开),(黑夜魔影),(恨不相逢未嫁时),(博爱四姊妹),(浮云掩月) (1942)
  • (千金怨),(难兄难弟),(激流),(夜长梦多),(来日方长),(京华旧梦),(凯风) (1943)
  • (万户更新),(大地之花) (1945)
  • (芦花翻白燕子飞) (1946)
  • (四美图),(春花秋月) (1947)
  • (花街荡妇),(心血),(染红海棠),(一代妖姬路) (1949)
  • (南来雁),(新红楼梦),(狂风之夜),(禁婚记) (1950)
  • (中秋月娘),(惹门),(不知道的父亲) (1951)
  • (白日梦),(儿女经深闺),(梦里人),(寸草心) (1952)
  • (水红菱),(都会交响曲),(姊妹曲),(大儿女经) (1953)
  • (少女的烦恼),(我是一个女人),(女子公寓),(阖第光临),(孔雀开屏),(一年之计) (1955)
  • (红颜劫),(男大当婚) (1956)
  • (春归何处),(香喷喷的小姐),(王老五之恋),(眼儿媚),(未出嫁的妈妈),(情窦初开) (1957)
  • (锦上添花),(有女怀春),(笑笑笑少年游),(春到海滨),(金屋梦),(豆蔻年华) (1958)
  • (十七岁),(同命鸳鸯),(脂粉小霸王) (1959)
  • (雷雨),(鸳梦重温),(雪地情仇) (1960)
  • (美人计),(糊涂姻缘),(含苞待放) (1961)
  • (沧海遗珠),(三笑) (1962)
  • (龙凤呈祥),(椰林双妹),(合家欢) (1963)
  • (小忽雷),(双枪黄英姑) (1965)
  • (社会栋梁),(迎春花) (1966)
  • (铁脚马眼神仙肚) (1978)
  • (胭脂) (1980)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Baidu. "Baidu." Gong Qiuxia. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.

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