Actress Lee Li-hua honored for lifetime achievement at Golden Horse

Actress Lee Li-hua honored for lifetime achievement at Golden Horse Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Lee Li-hua (李麗華), whose acting career has spanned close to four decades, on Saturday received the lifetime achievement award at the Golden Horse Awards, the Taiwanese equivalent of the Oscars. The 91-year-old actress, being pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair, only waved to the audience but did not give a speech. She received a standing ovation from the crowd. Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan (成龍) presented the award to Lee. Lee was trained in Peking opera as a child. She made her first movie "San Xiao" in 1940 at the age of 16 and has appeared in more than 120 films throughout her illustrious career. Lee played the female lead in the 1962 film "The Magnificent Concubine," which was the first Chinese-language film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Other memorable films in which she appeared include "Empress Wu,” "Bright Day" and "General Chai and Lady Balsam.” Lee won the Golden Horse Awards for best actress in 1965 and 1969 with her performances in "Between Tears and Smiles" and "Storm Over the Yangtze River." Since retiring in the 1970s, Lee has lived in the United States, Singapore and Hong Kong. (Courtesy of CNA)