Run Run Shaw
Sir Run Run Shaw CBE (Chinese邵逸夫, Pinyin Shao Yifu; born November 23, 1907 in Ningbo, † January 7, 2014 in Hong Kong ) was a Chinese film producer of the Hong Kong film. He produced more than 200 films.
Run Run Shaw was one of seven children of the Shanghai textile merchant Shaw Yuh Hsuen ( 1867-1920 ).
At the age of 19, he followed his brother Runme Shaw to Singapore to set up a film market and the Shaw organization. In the following years he developed a keen interest in the film business. With his brother he founded in 1930, the South Seas Film Studio. First, the studio released China opera films; In 1934, she founded an office in Hong Kong, the Unique Film Productions. 1958 emerged the Shaw Brothers Productions. When in 1967 with the film The One - Armed Swordsman managed an international success, began a wave of martial arts productions, which reached the European and American market; per year up to 40 films were submitted. That same year, Shaw founded the first commercial television station in Hong Kong, TVB. The Shaw Studios produced until 1987.
Over the years he has donated several billion Hong Kong dollars for charitable purposes and institutions such as schools, universities and hospitals. Because of his generous donations to his name is on many buildings in Hong Kong. Since 2004, the Shaw Prize donated by him is to be awarded annually.
Shaw was married twice; with Wong Mei Chun from 1937 until her death 50 years later. In 1997, he married Mona Fong Yat- wa.
- ( 2899 ) runrun Shaw, an asteroid of the main belt, which was discovered in 1964 at the observatory at the purple mountain in Nanjing, was named after him.