This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.
Zhao Dan (June 27, 1915 - October 10, 1980) was a Chinese actor popular in the golden age of Chinese Cinema.
2 Selected filmography
2.1 As actor,
2.2 As director,
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Zhao first became famous working in the Mingxing Film Company in the 1930s including playing opposite Zhou Xuan in Street Angel (1937). After the Sino-Japanese War, Zhao began a creative relationship with director Zheng Junli, with films such as the 1948 anti-Kuomintang drama-comedy, Crows and Sparrows.
Zhao remained on the mainland following the Communist victory in 1949 and continued to make films throughout the 1950s and 1960s notably in biographical films playing historical figures of Nie Er, Lin Zexu (both directed by Zheng Junli) and Li Shizhen.
Zhao joined Communist Party of China in 1957. During the Cultural Revolution, he was persecuted and imprisoned for 5 years. He died of pancreatic cancer in Beijing in 1980.
He was married to Ye Luqian in 1936. When he was arrested by Sheng Shicai in Xinjiang in 1939, it was rumored he had died. Thus Ye married the playwright Du Xuan. After the war, he was released and returned to Shanghai. He later was married to Huang Zongying.
Twenty-Four Hours in Shanghai
Far Away Love
Rhapsody of Happiness
Crows and Sparrows
Women Side by Side
The Life of Wu Xun
The Married Couple
The Dress Returns to Glory
Bless the Children
An Evergreen Tree
Also known as Precious Green Mountains