Mr. Lam Kar Sing
Original name Lam Man-shun, Lam Kar-sing started to study Cantonese opera at an early age learning the traditional standard stage works at the Chiu Lan Fong Cantonese Opera School and was considered a prodigy. He started his film career at 14 with “Prostituting to Raise the Orphan” (1947), and was admitted as a disciple of the famous opera actor Sit Kwok-sin when he was 16. He founded Kwok-sing Opera Troupe in 1956 and performed Sit Kwok-sin's well-known operas "Why Not Return?" (1958) and "A Scholar Becomes Rich" (1958). It is widely recognized that he was the inheritor of Sit Kwok-sin's operatic arts. He took part in 310 films throughout his film career. Most of them were Cantonese opera movies and action movies, with some comedies and melodramas. Memoratble titles are “The Invincible Yeung Generals” (1961), “The Birth of Nazha” (1962), “The Prince and Two Queens” (1963), “Parents' Hearts” (1955), “Inspectress General” (1961) and “The Dutiful Daughter Chu-chu” (1966). Titles adapted from stage works include “Drums along the Battlefield” (1963) and “The Revenge Battle” (1964). He held his farewell performances in 1993 and after retiring from stage, he devoted his time in educational and activities and made a series of TV episodes that documented Cantonese opera in 1976.