Ms. Tang Bik Wan
(1926 - 1991)
Original name Tang Cheuk-fu, Tang started to learn Cantonese opera as a child and by the age of 15 she was already in leading roles. She was adept in many types of characters like intractable daughters-in-law, good hearted ladies or domestic maids from Shunde, and was often called "The Versatile Opera Queen". Most of the films she performed in were either screen versions of operas or comedies. Tang made over 200 movies in her career, the more well known of them are “Lady with a Silver and Bitter Tongue”(1956), “Tonight and Every Night”(1956), “A Nagging Wife Meets Her Fierce Mother-in-Law” (1956), “Ah Lan Marries Ah Shui” (1957), “The Gambler's Wife” (1964) and “A Girl in Army” (1965). She had also invested in a film of her own titled “The Fake Marriage” (1956). In 1968, she switched to TV works and became very popular in TV series like “A House Is Not a Home” (1977), “Chameleon” (1978) and “Love Affairs” (1978). Her role as mother in “The Seasons” (1987-1988) was so well-received that the same character was adapted into the film “Mother Vs Mother” (1988).