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Yam Kim-Fai  ♀
Aliases:  Yam Kim-Fei
Born: 1913 - Died: November 29th, 1989

Filmography (1937-1968)
  Actor (313 films)
    A Mysterious Night (1937)    
    The Handsome Hero Perplexed by Love (1951)    
    The Story of Hua Mulan (1951)    
    Lucky Strike (1951)    
    The Love Story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (1951) ... Chuk Ying Toi
    The Amorous Meng Lijun (1951)    
    A King Speaks His Heart (1951)    
    Zhang Junrui Murders Jia Baoyu for Love (1951)    
    The Affair Between Lu Bu and Diaochan (1952)    
    Stage-fans' Sweetheart (1952)    
    Wu Pan'an and His Impersonator (1952)    
    Private Lives of Opera and Movie Stars (1952) ... Herself
    Emperor's Nocturnal Sacrifice (1952)    
    The Twelve Beauties (1952)    
    The Sensuous Singer (1952) ... Cheung Man-Mei
    Two Naughty Girls (1952)    
    Back Stage Lovers (1952)    
    Broken Illusions of Gold (1952)    
    Frolicking with a Pretty Maid in the Wineshop (1952)    
    Funny Fellows (1952)    
    Mis-Matched Love Birds (1952)    
    Lovesick (1952) ... Yam Ming-fai
    Like the Splendour of a Myriad Blooms (1952)    
    The Young Lady's Escort Army (1952)    
    Girl Who Plays Young Master (1952)    
    Wife in the Morning, Sister-in-Law at Night (1952)    
    Palace Efang on Fire (1952)    
    Opera Star Special (1953)    
    Five Remonstrations with an Unreasonable Wife (1953)    
    Sworn to Love (1953) ... Yam Fan
    Sweet Girl (1953)    
    All Acquaintances Are Single (1953)    
    Flowers for Sale (1953)    
    Love Affairs of the Opera Master (1953)    
    How Sima's Lute Song Won the Widow's Heart (1953)    
    The Clumsy Lover (1953)    
    A Sweet Love-Affair (1953)    
    The Ill-fated Woman (1953)    
    Playboy Emperor (1953)    
    The Bachelor-Girls (1954)    
    A Houseful of Treasures (1954)    
    Paying Nocturnal Sacrifice to Kam-Kiu (1954)    
    From Marriage to Monastery (1954)    
    Whose Son Is This? (1954)    
    The Maidservant's Sad Tale (1954)    
    The Splendour of Snow (1954)    
    The Courtship Game (1954)    
    Romance of Fuji Mountain (1954)    
    The Phoenix's Escape (1954)    
    Young Mother (1954)    
    Swallows in Spring (1954) ... Ching Yu-Shan
    Heroine in Black (1955)    
    Backyard Adventures (1955) ... Blind singer
    Two Sisters ion a Buddhist House (1955)    
    Romance Lasting Seven Lives (1955)    
    Lady Red-Broom Elopes (1955)    
    A Beauty's Flourishing Fragrant (1955) ... (2) Mang Kiu, Mang Wan/son
    Meng Lijun and the Amorous King (1955)    
    A Dream of Love (1955) ... Man Shu
    The Sun and the Moon Shine Again (1955)    
    The Independent Daughter (1955)    
    Mrs. Chen's Boat Chase (1955) ... Poon Bit-Ching
    An Actor's Struggle (1955)    
    The Matchmaker's Fault (1955)    
    Blessings Come in Pairs (1955)    
    The Model and the Car (1955)    
    The Merry Month of May (1955)    
    Now That I've Got a Daughter, Everything's O.K. (1955)    
    Sing Her a Love Song (1955)    
    The Oil Vendor and His Pretty Bride (1955)    
    Silvery Moon (1955) ... Ching Wan-Cheung
    As Luck Will Have It (1955)    
    Madam Du Sinks Her Treasure Chest in Anger (1956)    
    Too Late for Divorce (1956)    
    Chang E's Flight to the Moon (1956)    
    Gao Junbao, a Spy in the Fort (1956)    
    How Wong Fei-Hung Saved the Lovelorn Monk from the Ancient Monastery (1956) ... Tin-Yin
    The Many Scholars (1956)    
    Bloodshed in the Chu Palace (1956)    
    The Sanmen Street Brawl (1956)    
    The Idiotic Couple (1956)    
    Gui Zhi Sues (1956)    
    The Story of Little Cabbage and Yang Naiwu (1956)    
    A Brave Girl Avenges Her Husband's Death (1956)    
    A Fierce Debator (1956) ... Man/Mun
    Jing Ke Assassinates the King of Qin (1956)    
    Lu Mengzheng Prays to the Stove God (1956)    
    Homeward Flies the Swallow (1956)    
    How Xue Dingshan Thrice Angered Fan Lihua (1956)    
    A Suitor for the King's Sister (1956)    
    Spring Comes Back (1956)    
    Feather Fan Under Spring Lantern (1956)    
    How Zhou Yu Was Thrice Defeated by Kong Ming (1956)    
    The Happy Hall (1956)    
    The Beauty's Grave (1957)    
    The Goddess Who Came to Prince Xiang (1957)    
    How the Scholar Tang Bohu Won the Maid Qiuxiang (1957)    
    The Nymph of the River Lo (1957)    
    The Fairy in the Picture (1957)    
    Martyrs of Ming (1957)    
    The War Between Chu and Han (1957)    
    Naughty Princes, Proud Husband (1957)    
    Happy Reunion (1957)    
    Tricking the Lords with Beacon Fires (1957)    
    The Immortal Romance of the Red Leaf (1957)    
    Prosperity Knocks (1957)    
    Best Fortune (1957)    
    The Phoenix Hairpin (1957)    
    Virtuous Daughter-in-Law Sells Well-Behaved Child (1958)    
    A Pair of Silent Enemies (1958)    
    Beauty Fades from Twelve Ladies' Bower (1958) ... Wai Ting-yee, Siu-yee
    The Story of Yu Tang-Chun (1958)    
    Substituting a Racoon for the Prince (1958)    
    The False Accusation of Mother (1958)    
    The Tragic Story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (1958) ... Liang Shanbo
    Swallows Come Home (1958)    
    The Peach Blossom Fairy (1958)    
    Spring Breeze Brings Back the Returned Swallow (1958)    
    Emperor Zhengde's Night Visit to the Dragon-and-Phoenix Inn (1958)    
    The Three Trials of the Scholar's Wife (1958)    
    Sisters-in-laws' Tombs beside Luoyang Bridge (1958)    
    Zhang Xun Slays His Concubine to Please the Army (1958)    
    Heartbreak Plaque (1958)    
    The Story of Liu Jinding (1958)    
    The Marriage of the 2 Beautiful Kiu Sisters (1958)    
    The Lucky Star of the Golden Palace (1958)    
    A Scholar Becomes Rich (1958)    
    The Merry Phoenix (1958)    
    The Carp Spirit (1958)    
    A Buddhist Recluse for 14 Years (1958)    
    Secret Love Part 2 (1959)    
    Happy Wedding (1959)    
    Fete of the White Hare (1959)    
    The Moonlight and Pi-pa of the Borderland (1959)    
    The Magic-Eyed Queen Spots the Prince (Part 2) (1959)    
    The Magic-Eyed Queen Spots the Prince (Part 1) (1959)    
    On the Road to Success (Part 2) (1959)    
    Miserable Daughter-in-Law (1959)    
    Cuckoo's Soul in March (1959)    
    Happy Lovers (1959)    
    Emperor Zhwengde Falls in Love in Yixiang Garden (1959)    
    Butterfly and Red Pear (1959) ... Chiu Yu-Chau
    The Dream Meeting Between Emperor Wu of Han and Lady Wei (1959)    
    The Whims of the Heart (1959)    
    Emperor Zhengde's Romantic Adventures (1959)    
    Now That I've Got a Son, Everything's O.K. (1959)    
    Regret from the Spring Lantern and Feathered Fan (1959)    
    Sweet Dew on a Beautiful Flower (1959)    
    The Lotus' Story (1959)    
    Tragedy of the Emperor's Daughter (1959)    
    The Lion's Roar (1959)    
    The Fairy of Ninth Heaven (1959)    
    Trial of the Wife Who Murdered Her Mother-in-Law (1959)    
    The Departed One's Return to Pipa Lane (1959)    
    Boat-girls' Battle for Love (1959)    
    Triennial Mourning on the Bridge (1959)    
    Misguided Love (1959)    
    Gold-braided Fan (1959)    
    Snow Storm in June (1959)    
    Story of Mu Guiying (Part 2) (1959)    
    Swallow the Poison with a Smile (1959)    
    The Purple Hairpin (1959) ... Scholar Li Yi
    Love Under the Festival Lanterns (1959)    
    Love Follows Fortune (1959)    
    Girl of Pitiable Fate (1959)    
    Twelve Beauties' Tricks on the Scholar (1959)    
    Story of Mu Guiying (Part 1) (1959)    
    On the Road to Success (Part 1) (1959)    
    Fan Lay Far and Her Adopted Son (1960)    
    An Ancient Bride (1960)    
    Tang Palace Flowers (1960)    
    Traitrous Queen (1960)    
    Filial Piety that Moves Heaven (Part 2) (1960) ... Tong Pak-Yuen
    Filial Piety that Moves Heaven (Part 1) (1960) ... Tong Pak-Yuen
    Golden Chrysanthemum (1960)    
    A Song to Remember (Part 2) (1960)    
    A Song to Remember (Part 1) (1960)    
    The Dream Comes True (1960)    
    Avenged (1960) ... Chui Chow-Ngan
    The Eagle Knight and the Crimson Girl (1960) ... Eagle Knight Ka Fook
    The Story of Li Xian (1960)    
    The Widow with Grievance (1960) ... Wong Mong-Ha
    Monarchical Restoration (1960)    
    Romantic Music (Part 2) (1960)    
    A Wonderful Petition (Part 1) (1960)    
    Revolt in Heaven (1960)    
    A Chaste Widow's Grievance (1960)    
    The Random Harvest (1960)    
    Romantic Music (Part 1) (1960) ... Tong Yu-Lam
    Prince Flying Dragon (1960)    
    The Unknown Benefactress (1960)    
    Rescue at the West River (1960)    
    Changing Fiancee (1960)    
    Emperor's Rhapsody (1960)    
    The Unroyal Prince (1960)    
    Madam Yun (1960) ... Shum Sam-Pak
    The Naughty Couple (1960)    
    Last Minute (1960) ... Pak Ching-Wah
    The Festive Lantern (1960)    
    Escape from Banishment (1960)    
    Fan Lay Far (1960)    
    The Stubborn Generations (1960) ... Ko Kim-Kwong
    Wife-Teasing at the Honeymoon (1960)    
    Five Children at One Birth (1960)    
    A Pity Woman Met Her Former Lover Again (1960)    
    Reincarnated Love (1960)    
    Good Humanity (1960) ... Hung
    Filial Piety (1960)    
    Xi Shi, the Eternal Beauty (1960)    
    The Elopment (1960)    
    A Sound Judgement (1960)    
    Witness for the Prosecution (1961)    
    Misunderstanding Disturbance (1961)    
    Dai Heung Lei Cheut Sing (1961)    
    Pagoda of Golden Snake (1961)    
    Romantic Night of Hong Kong (1961)    
    Fun on Polygamous Marriage (1961)    
    Beauty (1961) ... Cheung Shui-Cheung/Gold Dragon Prince
    In the Palace (1961)    
    Di Qing the Hero (1961)    
    The Stove Fire (1961)    
    Story of a Sedan-bearer (1961)    
    Beautiful Butterfly (1961)    
    The General and the Tyrant (1961)    
    Seven Phoenixes (1961)    
    Pair of Jade Butterfly (1961)    
    Revenge and Gratitude (1961)    
    I Cannot Love You (1961)    
    The Golden Cat (1961)    
    The Cruel King (1961)    
    The Temple of the Golden Orchid (Part 1) (1961)    
    The Prosecution (1961)    
    Riot in the Palace (1961)    
    Human Cargo (Part 1) (1961)    
    The Valiant Prince (1961)    
    A Fool's Luck (1961)    
    A Written Petition (1961)    
    The Palace of the August Moon (1961)    
    Prince Tailone (1961)    
    The Idiot Husband (1961)    
    New Year's Greetings (1961)    
    The Prince Incognito (1961)    
    Miu Tribe (1961)    
    An Aristocratic Affair (1961)    
    Heroic Lovers (1961)    
    The Colourful Water-chestnut (1961)    
    Mummy in Play (1961)    
    Fall of Liang (1961)    
    Pretended Ghost (1961)    
    The Temple of the Golden Orchid (Part 2) (1961)    
    Ghost Hero (1962)    
    Rendezvous at Baidi City (1962) ... Zhao king Tin-wah
    Spring Comes to the Palace (1962)    
    The 2 Princes' Passage Through the Wild Goose Gate (1962)    
    Awaiting the Husband to Return on a Pavilion (1962)    
    Three Petitions (1962)    
    Filial Piety Is the Best Virtue (1962)    
    An Act of Righteousness (Part 2) (1962)    
    Returning Home on a Snowy Night (1962)    
    An Act of Righteousness (Part 1) (1962)    
    The Haunchback Hero (1962)    
    A Petition of the Beggar Prince (1962)    
    A Story of Love and Revenge (1962)    
    Meeting My Darling Wife in the Crypt (1962)    
    Luo Cheng at the Gate (1962)    
    A Test of Love (1962)    
    Uproar in the Palace (1962)    
    Walk a Thousand Miles to Escort the Princess (1962)    
    Grandest of All Families (1962)    
    The Glamorous Couple (1962)    
    The Female Champion (1962) ... Leung Kam-ching
    Two Generals in Contention for a Wife (1962)    
    The Chopper That Becomes a King (1962)    
    The Devil Bell (1962)    
    How Di Qing and the 5 Tigers Conquered the West (1962)    
    Showdown at the Hall of Yan (1962)    
    The Lotus Lamp (1963)    
    Sixteen Years of Love and Hate (1963) ... General Lui Wai-Kit
    The Giant Serpent's Angry (1963)    
    Happy Ending (1963)    
    Funny Thief (1963)    
    It's Sweet to Die for One's Love (1963)    
    The Shrewd Wife (1963)    
    The Blood-Stained Cup (1963)    
    The Heroic Couple (1963)    
    The Super Hero Plunders the Palace (1963) ... But Ming
    The Intelligent Mandarin (1963)    
    The Swordsman and the Swordswoman (1963)    
    Blessings from Heaven (1963)    
    Goddess of Mercy (1963)    
    Triumphal Celebrations (1963)    
    Two Heroes (1963)    
    Joy to the World (1963)    
    Compilation of Dacheng Colours (1963)    
    I Want My Country and My Wife Back (1963)    
    The Golden Key (1963)    
    God Erlang (1963)    
    The Prince Becomes a Monk (1963) ... Prince Yuk Loon
    The Golden Gourd (1963)    
    The 9 Phoenixes of the City (1964)    
    Spring Blossoms (1964) ... Chow Chung-Fong
    All Are Happy (1964)    
    Beautiful Heaven (1964)    
    Twelve Beauties (1964)    
    A Teasing Game (1964)    
    Mysterious Murder (1964)    
    The Empire and the Beauty (1964)    
    Bloody Palm Print (1964)    
    The Golden Arrow and the Silver Dragon (1964)    
    Sad Autumn (1964)    
    The Red Robe (1965)    
    Night of the Opera Stars (1966)    
    Tragedy of the Poet King (1968)    
  Born December 29, 1912 (Chinese calendar) Frequently played male scholars. Died 1989.

From Hong Kong Tourism Board

Yam Kim Fai started to learn the art of Cantonese opera at the age of 14. She became an outstanding female actor of the civil and also martial roles. Yams grace on stage won her the title of Audiences Lover. She started her co-operation with Pak Suet Sin in the forties of the last century. They performed seamlessly and the duo was considered perfect stage and screen partners. In mid fifties the pair founded Sin Fung Ming Cantonese Opera Troupe and produced masterpieces like Peony Pavilion, The Tragedy of the Emperors Daughter, The Purple Hairpin and Reincarnation of Lady Plum Blossom. In 1951 she made her first movie The Valiant Poon On Perplexed by Love, which embarked her on a sixteen year career in film acting that embraced such memorable works like The Tragedy of the Emperors Daughter, The Purple Hairpin and Snow in June. In most of the films Yam made she was most of the time the male lead. After making Tragedy of the Poet King Yam retired from the film industry and focused on the training of young talents in Cantonese opera in order that Yam and Paks artistry could be passed on to the new generation. She was presented with the 100 Years Opera Movie Hall Award of the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1995.

Biography (gstage.com)