By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Lee Li-hua (李麗華), whose acting career has spanned close to four
decades, will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Horse Awards this year, the festival’s executive committee announced on Thursday.
The 91-year-old actress was trained in Peking opera as a child. She made her first movie “San Xiao” (三笑) in 1940 at the age of 16 and has appeared in more than 120 films throughout her illustrious career.
Lee played the female lead in the 1962 film “The Magnificent Concubine,” which was the first Chinese-language film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival, according to the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee.
Other memorable films in which she appeared include “Empress Wu” (武則天). “Bright Day” (艶陽天) and “General Chai and Lady Balsam” (小鳳仙). [FULL STORY]