Yu Jim-yuen

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Yu Jim Yuen
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Background information
Chinese name 于占元
Chinese name 于占元 (traditional)
Chinese name 于占元 (simplified)
Pinyin Yú Zhānyuán (Mandarin)
Jyutping Jyu1 Zim1 Jyun4 (Cantonese)
Born (1905-09-05)September 5, 1905
Beijing, China
Died September 8, 1997(1997-09-08) (aged 92)
Los Angeles, California
Years active 1940 - 1970
Children Yu So Chow, Yu Chee Yan

Yu Jim-yuen (September 5, 1905 – September 8, 1997) (Chinese: 于占元; pinyin: Yú Zhānyuán; Jyutping: jyu1 zim1 jyun4) was the master of the China Drama Academy, one of the main Peking Opera Schools in Hong Kong from which Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah, and Corey Yuen received their training. He was also the father of early wuxia actress Yu So-chow, who appeared in more than 150 movies, but his only film was The Old Master (師父出馬), in 1979, as Wen Ren-yang. He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, United States.

In 1988, the film Painted Faces was released. The story dealt with the lives of the children in the China Drama Academy, and Sammo Hung played the part of Master Yu.

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