How ‘brilliant’ martial arts actor Alexander Fu Sheng influenced Jackie Chan, Stephen Chow and Andy Lau with his boyish, irreverent style that launched a new movie genre

Although not well known today, Alexander Fu Sheng was one of the top stars of Hong Kong martial arts films in the 1970s and early 1980s.A protégé of Chang Cheh and trained in the hung gar kung fu style by Lau Kar-leung, his chutzpah, insouciance and powerful martial arts skills won him many fans in the city.He achieved mainstream celebrity status after his marriage to singer and television performer Jenny Tseng in 1976 – Tseng appeared in Fu’s films, and he showed up on her TV shows, prompting…


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