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Chen Ailian (陈爱莲)
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Born (1939-12-24)24 December 1939
Panyu, Guangdong
Died 21 November 2020(2020-11-21) (aged 80)
Nationality Chinese
Occupation Dancer, dance teacher

Chen Ailian (Chinese: 陈爱莲; 24 December 1939 – 21 November 2020) was a Chinese dancer.

In 1952 she became a student at Central Academy of Drama (中央戏剧学院) in Beijing. In 1963 she became a major trouper in China Opera and Dance-Drama Theatre.

She once acted the leading role in the first performance of pantomime Fish-Beauty (《鱼美人》) in 1959. At present Chen served as the vice chairwoman of Chinese Dancers Association.

Chen died of stomach cancer on 21 November 2020 in Beijing, aged 81.

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