Mona Fong

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Mona Fong Yat-wah, Lady Shaw
Chinese name方逸華 (traditional)
Chinese name方逸华 (simplified)
PinyinFāng Yìhuá (Mandarin)
Jyutpingfong1 jat6 waa6 (Cantonese)
BornLi Menglan (李夢蘭)
27 July 1934
Shanghai, Republic of China
Died22 November 2017(2017-11-22) (aged 83)
Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Other names方夢華
Occupationgeneral manager, production manager, film and television producer
Spouse(s)
Run Run Shaw
(m. 1997; d. 2014)

Mona Fong Yat-wah, Lady Shaw (27 July 1934 – 22 November 2017) was a Hong Kong film and television producer and production manager. She was born Li Menglan in Shanghai. She achieved fame as one of the most popular nightclub singers and recording artists in Singapore and Hong Kong in the 1950s, especially singing English covers of top hits of the time.[1] She married media mogul Sir Run Run Shaw (his second marriage) and became Deputy Chairman and General Manager of Shaw Brothers Studio and Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB).

Fong produced over a hundred films, the final one of which was Drunken Monkey in 2002.[2] Effective 1 January 2009, she was appointed General Manager of TVB.[3][4] Fong retired from TVB in 2012.[5]

Recordings[edit]

One of her albums from Hong Kong The Voice of Mona Fong also referred to as Mona Fong Meets Carding Cruz featured arrangements by Celso Carrillo and the songs "Karoi Sakurambo ", "Millionaire", "Wooden Heart" and "Delilah". It was released on Hong Kong's Diamond Records label.[6][7] In 1968 an EP Merry Christmas was released on the Pathé label. It also featured Tsin Tsing and Betty Chung.[8] One of her biggest original hits was the title song to the 1966 film, "The Blue and the Black" (藍與黑).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "邵逸夫90歲娶方逸華 婚後仍分居". Wen Wei Po. 2014-01-08.
  2. ^ Mona Fong on IMDb
  3. ^ 電視廣播有限公司委任董事總經理公告 (in Chinese)
  4. ^ https://variety.com/2017/film/asia/asian-film-executive-mona-shaw-dead-dies-at-83-1202622041/
  5. ^ http://www.scmp.com/article/996158/era-ends-tvbs-mona-fong-retire
  6. ^ roodo Mona Fong - Mona Fong Meets Carding Cruz--
  7. ^ Popsike MONA FONG-,FEMALE VOCAL HONG KONG DIAMOND RECORD
  8. ^ Discogs Mona Fong, Tsin Tsing, Betty Chung – Merry Christmas

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