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Veteran Chinese actor-director Sun Daolin dies at 86

Veteran Chinese actor-director Sun Daolin dies at 86

Sun Daolin, a veteran Chinese actor and director whose seven-decade career included more than 100 films and plays, has died, news reports said Friday. He was 86.
Sun died Thursday of an unspecified illness at a Shanghai hospital, state television and the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Sun was born in Beijing in 1921 and appeared in his first film shortly before the 1949 communist revolution.
He performed in more than 100 movies and plays, including "Family," a popular 1957 screen version of Ba Jin's novel.
Sun supplied voices for Chinese dubbing of a dozen foreign titles, including "Hamlet," according to Xinhua.
He turned to directing in the 1980s. Among his films was "Zhan Tianyou," a 2000 documentary about a pioneering Chinese railway builder in the early 20th century. Then-President Jiang Zemin praised the movie for its "patriotic spirit."
Xinhua said Sun retired from acting two years ago at 84.
No information on surviving family or funeral plans was announced.


Updated : 2021-05-16 05:50 GMT+08:00