Veteran Actress Yun Jung-hee Dies in Paris

  • By Kim Yoo-kyung

    January 20, 2023 12:20

    Yun Jung-hee
    Actress Yun Jung-hee died in Paris on Thursday after battling Alzheimer's disease for several years. She was 79.
    Her husband, the distinguished pianist Paik Kun-woo, first revealed her suffering in 2019.
    Born in Busan in 1944, Yun rose to stardom with her 1967 debut "Sorrowful Youth." She was one of the most famous movie stars in Korea from the 1960s to 80s, appearing in about 280 films.
    The last film she starred in was "Poetry" directed by Lee Chang-dong in 2010, which won her several awards at home and abroad.
    Her last years were overshadowed by an ugly public spat between her family and her husband over access to the ailing patient.
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