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Acclaimed Actor Chen Qiang Dies at 94

2012-06-27 11:22:45        Chinese Films

Honored Chinese actor Chen Qiang died yesterday in Beijing at the age of 94, Chinesefilms.cn reports.

Chen was born in Xujiahe, Ningjin County, Hebei Province, in 1918. As a child, he moved with his family to Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, where he grew up. He later joined a theatrical club there and started to act in dramatic plays during his middle-school years. After a period of systematic study in acting theory and skills, Chen began his glorious career.

The well-known actor performed in numerous classic works and unforgettable roles, including "The White-haired Girl", "The Red Detachment of Women","Father and Son's Car" and "The Silly Manager".

Chen received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival in 2008.

By Ma Sicong

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