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Google honoree Lydia Tin Ha Sum was a star in Singapore thanks to her sitcom

Google Doodle is honouring one of Hong Kong’s most beloved comedians, Lydia Tin Ha Sum. The Chinese star is also famous for her acting role…

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Google Doodle is honouring one of Hong Kong’s most beloved comedians, Lydia Tin Ha Sum. The Chinese star is also famous for her acting role in Singapore’s hit sitcom, Living with Lydia.

The heart-warming doodle sees Lydia through the various stages of her life and career. She is donning her signature short hair and dark-rimmed spectacles.

The July 21st Google Doodle comes on Lydia’s 77th birthday.

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Lydia Tin Ha Sum also acted in hit Singaporean sitcom

Lydia had a glorious career in show business. She was not only loved as a comedian but also revered as an actress capable of portraying many relatable roles.

The star is best known for her roles in the It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World franchise, Double Fattiness (1988), and A Recipe for the Heart (1997). Despite being Chinese, she also starred in a hit Singaporean sitcom.

Her role in Living with Lydia made her a widely known star – not only in Asia but also in North America.

Living with Lydia aired on Channel 5 from 2001 to 2005.

Lydia portrayed the role of Lydia Lum, a Hong Kong-based restaurateur and widowed mother of two who moves to a new locale in Singapore after her Dim Sum establishment in Hong Kong is hit with a false case of food poisoning.

The show was broadcast not only in Singapore but also in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United States.

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Google Doodle honours Chinese actress on 77th birthday

The Google Doodle on July 21st celebrates the actress, who is affectionately known as “Fei Fei” (meaning “Fat Fat” in Cantonese).

Lydia was born in Shanghai on this day in 1945. She started her acting career at a young age with the Shaw Brothers Studio, Hong Kong’s largest production company at the time.

Her breakout role came in 1967 when she was cast in a popular show called “Enjoy Yourself Tonight.”

Her other break-out role came in the 1973 film “The House of 72 Tenants,” which chronicles the lives of tenants in a run-down apartment.

The film surpassed many others and topped Hong Kong’s box office in 1973. 

Some of her other acting roles came in Gei wo yi ge wen (1968), Yu lou san feng (1968), A Talented Lady (1968), The Land of Many Perfumes (1968), The Great Singer (1967) and Yu nu de mi mi (1967), Don’t Call Me Uncle (1975) and The Wandering Life (1975) among others.

Canada has a Fei Fei day to honour the comedian

Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada started honouring June 1 as Fei Fei day in 2008. Joyce Cheng, the daughter of the late Lydia Shum, was present at the event with Mayor Sam Sullivan.

Mayor Sullivan declared the day in Vancouver on 26 February 2008, which was a week after Lydia’s death.

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