Ms. Patricia Lam
Fung (1941 - 1976)
Original name Fung Suk-yin, aka Fung Kan-ting, Lam Fung was introduced by director Chan Wan to join Shaw Brothers’ actors training school and already played the leading role in her first film “The Fairy’s Sleeves” (1957). In two years she became a superstar and Shaw Brothers' publications often named her "The Pride of Shaw Brothers". The company also set up a fan club for her and it was said that up to thirty thousand people joined the club. Altogether she made 30 films for Shaw Brothers, amongst which were "Sweet Girl in Terror" (1958), "The Merdeka Bridge" (1959) and "Glass Slippers" (1959). Though Shaws tailor-made a series of films to mould her image as an innocent beauty, her film images ranged from young lady in fairy tales to modern girl who liked singing and dancing, that injected a dose of youthful energy into Cantonese movies. After leaving Shaws, she contined to make films like “The Venture of an Opera Fan” (1962), “Two City Girls” (1963), “The Queen of Market” (1964), “The Big Circus” (1964). Lam married and retired in 1967, having made over 100 films.