Sammo Hung

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Birth Name: Sammo Hung
Born: 01/07/1952
Birth Place: Hong Kong

As a producer and director, Hung helped launch the careers of several HK stars including Michelle Khan (a.k.a. Michelle Yeoh), Yuen Biao and Leung Kar Yan. More often than not, they were better served by Hung's productions than by projects of their own. He breathed new life into the fighting females sub-genre in the 1980s by producing such landmark films as "Yes, Madam" (1985) which introduced the popular woman warriors Michelle Khan and Cynthia Rothrock as a distaff "buddy" cop team. He was also a major force in the horror-kung fu-comedy subgenre directing and acting in films like "Spooky Encounters" (1981), "Hocus Pocus" and "Mr. Vampire" (1985). The large-scale comedy "Shanghai Express" (... Continue Bio >>

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