Barbara Yung Mei-ling
(Chinese Name: 翁美玲,7 May 1959 – 14 May 1985) was a Chinese television actress in Hong Kong
during the early 1980s. She died at the age of 26, at the peak of her career.
Yung was born in Hong Kong to a civil service family as an only child
. Her childhood was relatively uneventful until the death of her father when she was aged 7.
Yung left Hong Kong for England
at age 15 (in late 1974) to rejoin her mother who had immigrated to the United Kingdom
(TVB K100 Feature Interview, 1985). Yung, her mother and a family friend whom Yung considered as her "uncle" first moved to Islington near London
. Together as a family, they later settled in Histon, a small village in Cambridge, England
. Yung's mother and family friend operated a small fish and chips store at Histon where Yung helped out during the weekends. While in Hong Kong, Yung attended Rosaryhill School
(located at Stubbs Road in Hong Kong), where she had completed her primary and some of her secondary education through Form 4 (TVB K100, 1985). She continued with her GCE O levels
at a secondary school in Cambridge
. After the completion of her 'O' levels, she was admitted to a 2-year foundations program at the Cambridge College of Art and Technology
(CCAT). Upon the completion of this program, she went to London to study textile design at the Central School of Art & Design
. She spent 4 years at this school (TVB K100 Feature Interview, 1985).
Beginning of career
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