Nancy Sit Ka Yin (Chinese: 薛家燕, MH born 30 March 1950) is a Hong Kong actress on the TVB network. Her acting career dated back to the 1960s, when she was a popular teen idol alongside Connie Chan Po-chu, and Josephine Siao. Sit recorded many albums in her teens, and later served as a mentor to Anita Mui, who went on to become one of the biggest superstars in Hong Kong history.
Sit left the entertainment business after she got married and raised a family, but in the early 1990s, her marriage fell apart when her husband left her. Sit was devastated and has said she contemplated suicide. But she thought of her children, which gave her the will to continue with life. She decided to get back into show business and was able to capitalize on the popularity she had achieved as a teen idol, even though it was so many years later.
She first starred in the long-running series A Kindred Spirit, playing one of the show's central figures. It was the longest-running series in Hong Kong history, with more than 1,000 episodes.
In 1975 she joined to Flatfoot Goes East, a film of Italian director Steno with well-known actor Bud Spencer. In this film, she plays the brief and touching role of a young mother which sacrifices herself to save the life of her son Yoko (Day Golo) from a gangster band.
Sit's recent work in TVB's TV series made her very popular in Southeast Asia. Sit stars in the sitcoms, Virtues of Harmony and its sequel Virtues of Harmony II. In Virtues of Harmony, Sit plays a boss of a Chinese restaurant in Ming Dynasty, and playing a similar character in a modern setting in its sequel, Virtues of Harmony II.
In 2005 Nancy, and co-star William Hung, featured in the Hong Kong movie Where Is Mama's Boy. The accompanying soundtracks included theme songs from the movie that were performed by Nancy, William and Huang Yi-Fei (Wong Yat-Fei).
She also visited several countries, including Singapore and Malaysia, to promote shows in which she performed such as A Kindred Spirit and to host the Channel U variety special.
In late 2009, rumours circulated about Sit in regards to serious health problems (she had surgery to remove Gallstones and cholangitis). Around this time, she was seen walking uneasily and needing assistance in public by her daughter. As of late 2010, Sit appears to have made a full recovery.
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... ST) Genre Notes Official website 17 Sep 2001- 28 Dec 2002 Virtues of Harmony 皆大歡喜 322 Nancy Sit, Frankie Lam, Bernice Liu, Michael Tse, Cutie Mui, Kingdom Yuen ...
... website 5 May 2003- 22 Jan 2005 Virtues of Harmony II 皆大歡喜(時裝版) 443 Nancy Sit, Frankie Lam, Bernice Liu, Michael Tse, Cutie Mui, Kingdom Yuen, Bondy Chiu ...
... of Harmony II 皆大歡喜(時裝版) 443 Nancy Sit, Frankie Lam, Bernice Liu, Michael Tse, Cutie Mui, Kingdom Yuen, Bondy Chiu, Joyce Chen, Louis Yuen ...
7 七號差館 25 Nancy Sit, Lawrence Ng, Maggie Cheung T Unknown Title (Lawrence Ng) ST "悔當初" (Nancy Sit) ST "拎冧六" (Nancy Sit) Period drama Official website 27 May- 21 Jun Fight for Love ...
... Nancy Sit is one of five sisters ... Since Nancy Sit fell ill in 2009, as of 2010 all three of her children returned to Hong Kong to lessen her work load and start a career in Hong Kong ... Justina acts as Sit's manager as well as looking after Mother Hong Kong Arts Centre ...
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