Lydia Tin Ha Sum: Why is there a Google Doodle to celebrate the Hong Kong comedian's 77th birthday today?


Today's Google Doodle celebrates Lydia Tin Ha Sum, one of Hong Kong's most popular actors and comedians, turning 77.

Lydia Tin Ha Sum Why is there a Google Doodle to celebrate the Hong Kong comedian's 77th birthday today

 Tin Ha Sum was one of Hong Kong's most popular actors and comedians.

Lydia Tin Ha Sum, who always wore her characteristic bouffant hairstyle and dark glasses that highlighted her powerful figure, was affectionately called 'Happy Fruit' and 'Fei-fei', meaning 'fat, fat, fat', by her fans.

The Google Doodle illustration shows her role in a film in which she showcases her comedic and acting talents, in a fittingly cheerful and childish style.

Who was Lydia Tin Ha Sum?

  • Sum was born in Shanghai in July 1945. Her brother is Canadian fashion designer and businessman Alfred Sung.
  • She was a young actress and in 1960, at the age of 15, she began working for Shaw Brothers, Hong Kong's largest film production company at the time. In the same year, he made his film debut in the Mandarin comedy 'When Peach Blossoms Bloom'.
  • Sum was successful at Shaw Brothers and got her big break in 1967 when she appeared on TVB's popular variety show Enjoy Yourself Tonight.
  • The program, which ran for 90 minutes each week, was reminiscent of Saturday Night Live with singing, dancing, short dramas and various games.
  • Sum became perhaps the program's most famous host and contributed to the program becoming increasingly popular.
  • He also had an extensive film career, appearing in more than 100 films in various languages.
  • He was primarily a comedy and drama actor, but sometimes played straight roles.

In which films did he act lydia shum young?

  1. Sum starred in the popular Cantonese film 'House of 72 Tenants', which dealt with the life of the inhabitants of slums. Her realistic portrayal of working-class women captivated audiences and helped the film rise to first place at Hong Kong's box office in 1973.
  2. She later played the same role in the four-part comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World about a poor family's quest for wealth.
  3. Other notable works include Sammo Hung's 1986 comedy The Millionaire Express and Yuen Woo-ping's 1984 martial art film Drunk Tai Chi.
  4. In 1976, Sum co-directed the film 'You're Awesome'. His last film was the Cantonese comedy 'In-Laws Outlaws' (2004) directed by Clifton Ko Chi-Suma.
  5. In 2000, Sum starred in the Singapore comedy 'Living with Lydia', for which she won Best Comedy Actress at the Asian Television Awards in 2003.
  6. She first appeared in a British comedy with multiple cameras.
  7. Sum was married for three years to actor and singer Adam Cheng Xiu-chow and they had a child, Joyce Cheng. Cheng is now a singer, writer and actress.
  8. Sum died in 2008 at the age of 62 after several health problems.

lydia tin ha sum net worth

Lydia Tin Ha Sum has a net worth of $2 million. lydia shum inheritance.

adam cheng lydia shum marriage

After a nearly eleven-year relationship, Shum finally got engaged to actor and singer Adam Cheng Siu-chow in January 1985. lydia shum and Adam had a daughter, Joyce Cheng.

The couple divorced eight months after the birth of their daughter in 1988.

Shun's daughter Joyce is a Canadian singer, writer and actress. She is best known for her role as Snow White at Disneyland Hong Kong. Joyce has also attended several charity events since her mother's death in 2008.

lydia shum cause of death

Shumo is plagued by a number of diseases, including gallstones, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as other serious chronic diseases. In 2002, he underwent surgery to remove 36 gallstones.
Later, in September 2006, she was diagnosed with liver cancer and cancer near the gallbladder, which lydia shum to undergo several chemotherapy and kidney dialysis procedures.

Shum died on February 19, 2008, at the age of 62, after her family decided to disconnect her from life support after an incident with her lungs. Veteran comedian Lydia Shum Tin-ha is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Vancouver, Canada.