|Meritorious artist Phạm Bằng -- Photo afamily.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Meritorious artist Phạm Bằng passed away last night aged 85 at Hồng Ngọc General Hospital in Hà Nội.
Born in 1931, the well-known Hanoian artist gained the hearts of audience through films, comedies and entertainment programmes like the Weekend Meeting on VTV3.
Phạm Bằng studied at the College of Public Transport and Works. But his passion for the arts was clear from a young age.
In 1959, Phạm Bằng joined the Hà Nội Art Troupe. He found success as an actor, although without formal training.
In 1975, he moved to work at the Central troupe (now the Vietnamese Theatre).
In 1980, his show Pigments transformed into the field of comedy.
When talking about comedian Phạm Bằng, it’s hard to forget his famous cake shop on Hàng Giày Street.
Artist Phạm Bằng retired in 1999 but kept working hard to bring laughter to audiences. -- VNS