January 6 2014
© 2014 New York Times News Service

Run Run Shaw, the colorful Hong Kong media mogul whose name was synonymous with low-budget Chinese action and horror films - and especially with the wildly successful kung fu genre, which he is largely credited with inventing - died Tuesday at his home in Hong Kong. He was 106 years old.

His company, Television Broadcasts Ltd., announced his death in a statement.

Born in China, Shaw and his older brother, Run Me, were movie pioneers in Asia, producing and sometimes directing films and owning lucrative cinema chains. His companies are believed to have released more than 800 films worldwide.

After his brother’s death in 1985, Shaw expanded his interest in television and became a publishing and real e...

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