Siu Tin Yuen

About Siu Tin Yuen

Who is it?: Actor, Stunts, Miscellaneous Crew
Birth Day: November 27, 1912
Chinese name: 袁小田
Pinyin: Yuán Xiǎotián (Mandarin)
Jyutping: Jyun4 Siu2tin4
Other names: Simon Yuen Simon Yuen Siu-tien Siu-tien Yuen
Years active: 1949–1979
Simplified Chinese: 袁小田
Traditional Chinese: 袁小田
Hanyu Pinyin: Yuán Xiǎotián
TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinWade–GilesYue: CantoneseJyutping: Transcriptions Standard Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin Yuán Xiǎotián Wade–Giles Yuen Siu-tien Yue: Cantonese Jyutping Jyun4 Siu2tin4 Yuán XiǎotiánYuen Siu-tienJyun4 Siu2tin4
Wade–Giles: Yuen Siu-tien

Siu Tin Yuen

Siu Tin Yuen was born on November 27, 1912, is Actor, Stunts, Miscellaneous Crew. Already a veteran of the Peking Opera, he starred in countless black and white costume dramas before son Woo-Ping Yuen cast him in _Snake in Eagle's Shadow_ , the film which launched Jackie Chan's career. He then went on to feature alongside Chan and Jang Lee Hwang(_Snake in Eagle's Shadow_'s main villain and the villain again in this film) in the sequel _Drunken Master_. These two films saw his stock rising and on the production of one film, he had to change hotels every night to avoid producers with dubious connections. He died during the filming of the Sammo Hung picture _The Magnificent Butcher_, meaning his scenes had to be re-filmed. This film was also directed by his son, who directed his last completed film _The Buddhist Fist_.
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As per our current Database, Siu Tin Yuen has been died on 8 January 1979(1979-01-08) (aged 66)\nHong Kong.

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When Siu Tin Yuen die, Siu Tin Yuen was 66 years old.

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Occupation Actor
Age 66 years old
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Born November 27, 1912 ()
Birthday November 27

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Siu Tin Yuen was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Yuen trained in the traditional Peking opera role of Wu-Shen. He began his acting career at age 37, in the first Wong Fei-hung film to star Kwan Tak-hing, Story of Huang Feihong (1949), though his film appearances were rare until the late 1950s. He is best known for portraying mentors and kung fu masters, and featured in almost 150 films throughout his career.


The Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard took his name from one of Yuen's films Ol' Dirty & The Bastard. Wu-Tang's lyrics were often inspired by 1970s kung fu films.


One of his internationally best-known films came late in his career, Drunken Master (1978), in which he played Beggar So (Sam Seed in some English dubs), an old hermit who had mastered the art of drunken boxing, aiding a young Wong Fei-hung, played by Jackie Chan. The role was a reprisal (in all but name) of the one he had played in another of Chan's films, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978). At the time, Drunken Master proved to be the most successful film to feature Chan. The film portrayed Wong Fei-hung as a young and mischievous rascal as opposed to the venerable, Confucian master of kung fu played in many films by Kwan Tak-hing. The movie was a surprise international hit, and greatly helped to boost the career of the then 66-year-old actor. Yuen reprised the role of The Beggar So for three further films, Dance of the Drunk Mantis, Story of Drunken Master, and World Of The Drunken Master (in which he had a cameo).


On January 8, 1979, Yuen died of heart attack. He was 66 years old. Yuen was considered for the role of Beggar So in the 1979 film Magnificent Butcher alongside Sammo Hung, but died as production of the film began. Yuen was replaced by Fan Mei-sheng (father of the Story of Ricky star Fan Siu-wong). Filming was continued with Fan's Drunken Master character, which necessitated reshooting some of Yuen's scenes. However, Fan's character is never referred as "Beggar So" in this film.

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