Raymond Chow, who popularised Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, dies at 91
His demise was affirmed in an announcement via Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s CEO. The announcement did not list a reason for death.
A previous columnist, Chow entered the film business as a marketing expert in 1958, when he joined Shaw Brothers, a studio that had a spearheading job in kung fu motion pictures and other mainstream low-spending films. Be that as it may, he rapidly became baffled with the nature of the studio’s yield.
“It was difficult to advertise a film that I don’t have faith in,” he said in a 2011 meeting. “There are just such a significant number of falsehoods I can tell. I can’t generally overstate. No one will trust us.”
So the studio author, Run Shaw, welcomed him to contribute his thoughts on contents, and he before long turned into a maker. Chow yearned for more opportunity over his work, and in 1970 he cleared out to help establish his own studio, Golden Harvest.
Brilliant Harvest’s underlying movies did ineffectively against Shaw Brothers, which ruled the nearby market. Be that as it may, Chow at that point outbid his previous boss to sign Bruce Lee, a youthful on-screen character and hand to hand fighting master who had showed up in the sidekick job of Kato on the US TV arrangement “The Green Hornet.”