Sing was also a legendary performer at San Francisco’s legendary Forbidden City nightclub
Chinese American actress Mai Tai Sing has died aged 94.
As reported by Deadline, Chinese American actress Mai Tai Sing has died at the age of 94.
Sing was known for her acting talent as well as for her performance at San Francisco’s legendary Forbidden City nightclub in the 1940s.
The actress died In Hawaii after a battle with heart disease.
Born in Oakland as Mae Tsang on 22 December 1923, the performer became the dance partner and wife of Wilbur Tai Sing. The couple who had two daughters Harvey and Rouillard divorced in 1954.
Sing appeared in TV and film in the 1950s even though Asian Americans were seldom seen on screen. Her TV repertoire includes Hong Kong, The New Adventures of China Smith, Hawaii Five-O and Jake and the Fatman.
Her film experience included The Golden Horde, Forbidden – which starred Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru and Victor Sen Yung – and Strange Portrait. She became romantically involved with co-star Jeffrey Hunter in Strange Portrait.
The Chinese actress went on to manage nightclubs when she moved to Hawaii in the 1970s before retiring in 2003.
Sing’s performance was documented in the 1988 Deep Focus documentary Forbidden City U.S.A