Actress Yoon Jung Hee has passed away at the age of 79.
She is an actress, who adorned the silver screen in the 1960s and 1980s, and died in Paris, France, on January 19. She was 79 years old.
According to the film industry, Yoon Jung Hee, who had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died in Paris, France, in the afternoon that day.
Born in Busan in 1944, the deceased was selected from an audition as a new actress while attending Chosun University’s English literature department and made her debut with the film “Sorrowful Youth” in 1967. In that year, she quickly rose to stardom by winning the Daejong Film Festival Rookie of the Year Award and the Blue Dragon Film Awards Favorite Actress.
The following year, she also won the Baeksang Arts Awards for her film “Fog.”
She mainly appeared in a number of works in the 1960s and 1980s. She worked in a total of 280 works as an actress. Major works include “The Divine Bow” (1979), “A Women In Danger” (1987), and “Two Flags” (1994). After director Lee Chang Dong’s “Poetry” in 2010, she stopped working as an actor.
In 1973, she went to study in France and received a master’s degree in film studies from the Third University of Paris. Her spouse is Baek Gun Woo (77), a famous pianist.
The deceased served as a judge at various film festivals, including the Montreal Film Festival (1995), the 12th Mumbai Film Festival (2010), the 17th Dinar Film Festival, and the Blue Dragon Film Awards (2006).
Our deep condolences to the whole family of Yoon Jung Hee!