Wildly popular Cantonese comedian and actor.
Was the sixth of twenty children.
Received an English language education in Hong Kong and worked as a law secretary until he began acting at age twenty-one.
Was known as Oriental Charlie for his comedic similarities to comic Charles Chaplin. He played in many Asian films as a Chaplinesque tramp with a bowler hat, mustache and cane.
Soon after he died, an all star Cantonese remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954) was made as a tribute to him with all the film's proceeds going to his family.
Father of James Yi Lui