Raymond Chow, who is considered the father of hong kong cinema, is Friday at the age of 91 died. Notify the media in hong Kong. Chow has amongst others, the careers of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan on the right track.
In 1927 in hong Kong born Chow is the co-founder of the Golden Harvest studios in 1971. He has in his career more than 170 films produced and was the producer or coproducer of many of the films of Bruce Lee.
So was he responsible for Lee’s most famous films , The way of the dragon (1972) Enter the dragon (1973), the first film that a studio from hong Kong and Hollywood brought together. He has also worked on The big boss from 1971, is the global filmsucces that the career of the martial arts star was launched.
“Thank you Raymond, that you the young Bruce Lee have a chance given and helped him to realize his dream. Rest in peace, Raymond, ” wrote the daughter of the in 1973, died actor, Shannon Lee, on Twitter.
Chow also had success with Jackie Chan, with whom he collaborated on The young master (1980). Golden Harvest made his last film in 2003, Chow sold four years later his majority share to a Chinese businessman who the name of the production company changed to Orange Sky Golden Harvest.