Famed movie producer from Hong Kong, Raymond Chow, who discovered martial arts legends Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, passed away at 91. Chow is said to have brought global attention to Hong Kong cinema by cofounding Golden Harvest in 1970. Some of his noteworthy movies include the likes of ‘Fist of Fury’, ‘Police Story’ and ‘The Private Eyes’. He also found fame by filming Kung Fu comedies that included ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow’ and ‘Drunken Master’. These movies were produced by Golden Harvest.
Chow began his career as a newspaper reporter and went on to work in the radio and television industry. A turning point if his movie career was joining the Shaw Brothers Group, where he held a prominent position in Run Run Shaw’s empire.
A towering figure in cinema, Raymond Chow was honoured with several awards for his contributions to the movie world. In 2008, he was awarded the ‘Hong Kong Film Award for Lifetime Achievement’ and ‘Asian Film Award for Lifetime Achievement’ in year 2011.