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|87. Gong Qiuxia 龔秋霞 (a famous actress and singer with silver voice)|
|Gong Qiuxia (12/04/1916—09/07/2004) was born in Chongming town of Jiangsu province, which is now part of Shanghai. She was known to have the silver voice. In 1930, she was a student in Renshan Girls School in Shanghai, and at the same time she was admitted in a training class for singing and dancing. In 1933, she joined Shanghai Plum Singing & Dancing Ensemble. During that time, she acted in drama and operas, such as Imperial Concubine Yang, Backstage, etc. But she soon felt that it was not a regular acting troupe, and so she left it. Then the troupe was dismissed.|
In 1936, she had a part in the movie Parents and Offspring. It was her first movie. She married the conductor. In 1937, she acted in New Year''s Money, for which she won great fame. Every New Year''s Day in China, parents would give children money put in a red envelope, meaning good luck for the whole year. Another famous movie for her was Strange Case in an Ancient Pagoda. She also sang the theme song of the movie herself. Then she sang theme songs for other movies. Those songs soon became popular. She had a contract with a gramophone company to make records. She was both the singer and actress.
In May of 1945, she held a personal concert to sing most of all the popular theme songs she had sung in movies in Lyceum Theater, Shanghai. After 1949, she acted in more than sixty movies, such as Flower Street, Harvest Moon, Thunder, and Three Smiles, etc. She played the role of a good wife. After 1956, she had no more gramophone records made. In 1967, she and her husband moved to live in Taiwan. The last movie she acted in 1980 was Rouge. In 1993, she attended the International Film Festival in Shanghai. On the seventh of September in 2004, she died of heat disease in Hong Kong at the age of eighty-seven.