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Linda Lin Dai

Linda Lin Dai (Chinese: 林黛; 26 December 1934 – 17 July 1964), born Cheng Yueru (程月如), was a Chinese actress of Hong Kong films made in Mandarin during the 1950s–60s. She was a star actress of the Shaw Brothers Studio. She was the daughter of Cheng Siyuan (程思遠), the secretary of the KMT Chinese President Li Zongren, and Vice Chairman of the CPPCC. Lin Dai was awarded the Best Actress at the Asia Pacific Film Festival four times for her performances in films produced by Shaw Studio. While she attended short courses on drama and linguistics at Columbia University, New York in 1958, she met and fell in love with Long Shengxun, the son of Long Yun who was a former governor of China's Yunnan province. They married on 12 February 1961 in Hong Kong. She committed suicide at home in Hong Kong in July 1964, using an overdose of sleeping pills and inhalation of methane gas, due to family matters referred by the media as "trivial". Her death shocked the Chinese community. She left behind two unfinished films, The Lotus Lamp and Blue And Black (I and II).

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Dec 26, 1934
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Golden Lotus 1957-02-14
Latest Project:
Movie 电影香江:俪影倾情 2003-01-03
Known For
Poster of The Blue and the Black 2
Poster of The Blue and the Black
Poster of The Lotus Lamp
Poster of The Battle of Love
Movie 电影香江:俪影倾情 (footage) 2003-01-03
Movie The Blue and the Black Tang Qi 1966-06-29
Movie The Blue and the Black 2 Tang Qi 1966-07-20
Movie The Lotus Lamp Lady San/Liu Chen-Hsiung 1965-07-07
Movie The Last Woman of Shang Su Da Ji 1964-09-12
Movie Beyond the Great Wall Concubine Wang Chao Chun 1964-11-21
Movie Love Parade Dr Ye De Mei 1963-01-21
Movie Madam White Snake Pai Su Chen (White Snake) 1962-10-02
Movie Les Belles Lan Lan 1961-02-25
Movie Love Without End Li Qingqing 1961-10-12
Movie The Swallow Thief Yin Niu (The Swallow) 1961-04-25
Movie Bachelors Beware Unknown 1960-02-02
Movie Cinderella and her little Angels Wang Dan Ying 1959-01-30
Movie The Kingdom and the Beauty Li Feng 1959-06-29
Movie Diau Charn Diao Chan 1958-05-28
Movie Golden Lotus Jin Lian; Shen Shu Wen 1957-02-14
Movie The Battle of Love Unknown 1957-05-29