Raymond Chow

Raymond Chow Man-Wai
Raymond Chow 2011.jpg
Raymond Chow at the 5th Asian Film Awards in 2011
Background information
Chinese name鄒文懷 (traditional)
Chinese name邹文怀 (simplified)
PinyinZōu Wénhuái (Mandarin)
JyutpingZau1 Man4 Waai1 (Cantonese)
Born(1927-10-08)8 October 1927
British Hong Kong
Died2 November 2018(2018-11-02) (aged 91)
Hong Kong, China
OriginHong Kong
OccupationFilm producer
AncestryDabu, Guangdong
Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Film
1986 Police Story
Lifetime Achievement Award
2008
Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow, Avenue of Stars.JPG
Chow's star on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese鄒文懷
Simplified Chinese邹文怀

Raymond Chow Man-Wai, OBE GBS (Chinese: 鄒文懷; 8 October 1927 – 2 November 2018) was a Hong Kong film producer, and presenter. He was responsible for successfully launching martial arts and the Hong Kong cinema onto the international stage. As the founder of Golden Harvest, he produced some of the biggest stars of the martial arts film genre, including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Tsui Hark.[1]

Early life

Of Hakka Han ethnicity, Chow attended Saint John's University, Shanghai,[2] and graduated with a B.A in journalism in 1949. In 1951 he joined the Voice of America office in Hong Kong.[3][4] He also studied martial arts under master Lam Sai-wing.[5]

Other Languages
العربية: ريموند تشاو
brezhoneg: Raymond Chow
español: Raymond Chow
فارسی: ریموند چو
français: Raymond Chow
Bahasa Indonesia: Raymond Chow
italiano: Raymond Chow
magyar: Raymond Chow
Bahasa Melayu: Raymond Chow
português: Raymond Chow
русский: Чоу, Рэймонд
Simple English: Raymond Chow
українська: Раймонд Чоу
Tiếng Việt: Raymond Chow
文言: 鄒文懷
吴语: 邹文怀
粵語: 鄒文懷
中文: 鄒文懷