Hong Kong Film Pioneer Passes at 106
on 11 January 2014
Run Run Shaw was born to work in the movie business. From a young age the Chinese-born mogul and his brother began producing and directing movies as well as operating an empire of cinemas throughout Asia. Subsequently, his passing this week at the ripe age of 106 is mourned by fans and the worldwide show business community alike. Shaw and his brother had their hand in the production of some 800+ films throughout their storied career and are considered to be the godfathers of the kung fu genre, as well as horror and science fiction in Asia.