Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

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Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
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Chinese 星光大道

The Avenue of Stars (Chinese: 星光大道), modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.[1]

History[edit]

The hand prints and autograph of director John Woo

In 1982, the New World Group built a promenade along the waterfront around the New World Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. In 2003, the Group announced it would spend HK$40 million to build the Avenue of Stars, a project supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Tourism Commission, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government and the Hong Kong Film Awards Association.

Martial artist and movie star Bruce Lee's sculpture

The avenue was open to the general public on 28 April 2004 with an opening ceremony held the previous day, 27 April 2004. The opening ceremony was presided over by a number of government and industry figures, including Henry Tang (Financial Secretary), Stephen Ip (Secretary for Economic Development and Labour), Patrick Ho (Secretary of Home Affairs), Selina Chow (Chair of Hong Kong Tourism Board), Manfred Wong (Director/Actor), and Cheng Yu Tung (Chair of New World Group); in which the privately funded avenue was handed over to the Hong Kong SAR government as public property. At opening, the avenue honours an initial 73 inductees elected by the Hong Kong Film Awards Association and the readers of City Entertainment.

Description[edit]

The Avenue of Stars on a sunny day

The Avenue of Stars is the eastern node of several tourist attractions along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. In addition to the promenade and New World Centre, a number of attractions exist including the Museum of Art, Space Museum, Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower.

Entering from Salisbury Garden, a 4.5-metre-tall replica of the statuette given to winners at the Hong Kong Film Awards greets visitors. Along the 440-metre promenade, the story of Hong Kong's one hundred years of cinematic history is told through inscriptions printed on nine red pillars. Set into the promenade are plaques honouring the celebrities. Some plaques contain hand prints and autographs of the stars set in cement, but most of the plaques only contain celebrities' names as they are now deceased. A 2.5-metre bronze statue of Bruce Lee was erected along the Avenue of Stars in 2005.

The promenade commands a stunning panoramic view across Victoria Harbour. At night it is a popular viewing place for the Symphony of Lights display. It is a good place to go to see the glamorous stars of HK.

A large replica of the 2008 Summer Olympics torch will be on permanent display here.

List of stars[edit]

The following people have received plaques on the avenue of stars.[2] Note: People in the list who were born before 1949 in Republic of China are not from modern day Taiwan, but from mainland China, which Republic of China encompassed until the end of the last civil war.

# Name Place of birth Residence Genre Notes
1. Lai Man Wai (1893–1953) Japan Hong Kong silent film actor; later as producer and director
2. Florence Lim Vancouver, Canada Hong Kong actress married to Lai Man Wai
3. Butterfly Hu Taiwan Hong Kong actress star from 1924 to 1960s
4. Sir Run Run Shaw (1907–2014) Ningbo, Taiwan Hong Kong Hong Kong media mogul, founder of TVB
5. Wong Man Lei Taiwan Hong Kong actress started with Ji Nan Film Company and later with TVB and RTV; Chief Executive of South China Film Industry Workers Union; Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hong Kong FilmAwards (1995)
6. Zhu Shi Lin (27 July 1899 – 5 January 1967) Taicang, Taiwan Hong Kong film director
7. Tso Tat Wah (15 September 1915 – 13 January 2007) Hong Kong Hong Kong actor
8. Lo Duen Hong Kong Hong Kong actor and scriptwriter Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics'Association (1998)
9. Griffin Yue Feng Taiwan Hong Kong actor and Huangmei opera star Lifetime AchievementAward by the Film Directors' Guild (1991)
10. Kwan Tak Hing 27 June 1905 – 28 June 1996) Guangzhou, Taiwan actor
11. Cheung Wood Yau Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantonese opera star opera star 1940 and 1950s; later joined TVB and retired 1982
12. Ng Cho Fan Hong Kong Canada actor Greatest Individual Achievement Award given by the Cultural Ministry of the People's Republic of China
13. Tang Wing Cheung Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantonese opera star Opera King of Charity
14. Pak Yin Taiwan Hong Kong actress retired 1964
15. Zhou Xuan (1 August, 1918 – 22 September 1957) Changzhou, Taiwan Hong Kong singer and film actress
16. Cheung Ying Hong Kong Hong Kong actor died in Canada 1984
17. Li Tit Hong Kong Hong Kong actor star 1930s and 1940s; Lifetime Achievement Award by the Film Directors'Guild (1995)
18. Wu Pang Hong Kong Hong Kong director directed 58 Wong Fei Hung films
19. Yam Kim Fai 29 December 1912 Nanhai, Taiwan Hong Kong opera star
20. Shek Kin (1 January 1913 – 3 June 2009) Hong Kong Hong Kong film and TV actor
21. Li Li Hua Hong Kong Hong Kong actress
22. Bai Guang (1921–1999) Beijing, Taiwan Malaysia singer and actress
23. Ng Wui Taiwan Hong Kong actor and co-founder of Union Film Enterprise Ltd; starred in over 100 films and directed over 200 films; later with RTV
24. Pak Suet Sin (1 April 1926–) Hong Kong Chinese opera star
25. Hung Sin Nui Hong Kong Taiwan singer and actress
26. Chun Kim Hong Kong Hong Kong writer and director founded Kong Ngee Co
27. Yu So Chow Beijing, Taiwan Hong Kong/San Francisco, United States Chinese opera
28. Leung Sing Po Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantonese opera star later wutg TVB; award MBE 1976
29. Tang Kei Chen Taiwan Hong Kong radio anchor and radio actor/comedian; moved to Canada 1975
30. Tang Bik Wan Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantonese opera star/actress
31. Fong Yim Fun Hong Kong Hong Kong Chinese opera
32. Miranda Yang (13 February 1932–) Shanghai, Taiwan Hong Kong actress and producer
33. Linda Ching (Lin Dai) Hong Kong Hong Kong actress took her own life in 1964
34. Woo Fung Hong Kong Hong Kong actor, director
35. You Min – Lucialla Yu Ming Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantonese operat star and actress retired 1964
36. Patrick Tse Yin (9 August 1936) Guangdong, Taiwan Hong Kong /Canada Hong Kong film and TV actor, screenwriter, producer
37. Li Han Hsiang (7 March 1926 – 17 December 1996) Jinxi, Taiwan Hong Kong director died of a heart attack in 1996
38. Loke Wan Tho (14 June 1915 – June 20, 1964) Kuala Lumpur, Taiwan cinema owner
39. Roy Chiao Shanghai, Taiwan actor interpreter for the US Army during the Korean War
40. Patricia Lam Fung Hong Kong Hong Kong retired 1967 and died 1976
41. Chang Cheh (10 February 1923 – 22 June 2002) Taiwan Hong Kong film director
42. Chor Yun Hong Kong Hong Kong actor
43. King Hu (29 April 1931 – 14 January 1997) Beijing, Taiwan Taiwan/Hong Kong director
44. Ivy Ling Po (March 1939) Shantou, Taiwan Hong Kong opera star
45. Connie Chan (1 January 1947–) Guangzhou, Taiwan Hong Kong actress and singer
46. Josephine Siao Fong Fong (13 March 1947) Suzhou, Taiwan Hong Kong actress
47. Fung Bo Bo Hong Kong Hong Kong film and TV actress
48. Jimmy Wang Yu (28 March 1943) Wuxi, Taiwan Hong Kong actor, producer, director and screenwriter
49. Tommy Ti Lung (3 August 1946–) Xinhu, Taiwan Hong Kong actor
50. David Chiang Hong Kong Canada actor
51. Leonard Ho Kwong Cheong Hong Kong Hong Kong publicity officer and production officer at Shaw Brothers later vice-chairman at Golden Harvest
52. Raymond Chow Hong Kong Hong Kong film director
53. Bruce Lee United States Hong Kong martial artist, actor Founder of Jeet Kune Do, voted Greatest Martial Artist of All Time
54. Ng See Yuen Hong Kong Hong Kong director
55. Michael Hui Hong Kong Hong Kong comedian, director and screenwriter
56. Sam Hui Hong Kong Hong Kong actor and Hong Kong pop singer
57. Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia Taiwan actress
58. Sammo Hung Kam Po Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong actor
59. Jackie Chan Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong film actor
60. John Woo Hong Kong Hong Kong film director
61. Yuen Wo Ping Hong Kong Hong Kong director and martial arts choreographer
62. Ann Hui on Wah Hong Kong Hong Kong director
63. Tsui Hark [1] South Vietnam Hong Kong director
64. Chow Yun-fat Hong Kong Hong Kong TV and film actor
65. Leslie Cheung Hong Kong Hong Kong/Canada Cantopop singer and film actor deceased
66. Andy Lau Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantopop singer and film actor
67. Jet Li China Hong Kong/Singapore film actor
68. Maggie Cheung Hong Kong Hong Kong/United Kingdom TV and film actress
69. Anita Mui Hong Kong Hong Kong/Canada Cantopop singer and film actress deceased
70. Tony Leung Chiu Wai Hong Kong Hong Kong TV and film actor
71. Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng Hong Kong film actress
72. Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong Hong Kong director
73. Stephen Chow Hong Kong Hong Kong director and film actor
74. Ms Tsz Law Lin Hong Kong Hong Kong/ Hong Kong actress
75. Lam Kar Sing Hong Kong
76. Wong Tin-Lam Hong Kong Hong Kong/ Hong Kong scriptwriter, producer, director, and actor
77. Bow Fong Hong Kong Hong Kong actor
78. Lau Kar Leung Hong Kong Hong Kong film and TV actor
79. Shek Wai
80. Fu Chi
81. Grace Chang China actress and singer
82. Patsy Kar Ling Hong Kong Thailand actress retired and living in Bangkok
83. Kwan Shan Hong Kong Hong Kong actor
84. Lo Wai Hong Kong actor
85. Tong Kai Hong Kong choreographer
86. Nee Kwong
87. James Wong Hong Kong lyricist and writer deceased
88. Karl Maka Hong Kong producer, director, actor and presenter
89. Eric Tsang Hong Kong film and TV actor, TVB MC
90. William Chang Suk Ping Hong Kong Hong Kong film editor, production designer and art director
91. Tony Leung Ka Fai Hong Kong Hong Kong/ Hong Kong film actor
92. Anthony Wong Chau Sang Hong Kong Hong Kong TV and film actor
93. Cecilia Cheung Hong Kong Hong Kong film actress
94. Lai Pak Hoi
95. Kenneth Tsang Hong Kong Hong Kong TV and film actor
96. Sylvia Chang Taiwan film actress
97. Jacky Cheung Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantopop singer and film actor
98. Lau Ching Wan Hong Kong Hong Kong TV and film actor
99. Aaron Kwok Hong Kong Hong Kong TV and film actor, Cantopop singer
100. Gong Li China Singapore film actress
101. Leon Lai China Hong Kong TV and film actor, Cantopop singer
102. Deanie Ip Tak-han Taiwan Hong Kong singer and film actress
103. Simon Yam Tat-wah Hong Kong Hong Kong actor and film producer
104. Kara Hui Ying-Hung China Hong Kong film actress
105. Carina Lau Kar-ling China } TV and film actress
106. Louis Koo Tin-lok Hong Kong Hong Kong TV and film actor
107. Nicholas Tse Ting-fung Hong Kong Singer and actor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeWolf, Christopher "9 Hong Kong tourist traps – for better or worse" CNN Go. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2012
  2. ^ "Avenue of Stars". AOS Management Ltd. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°17′35.15″N 114°10′29.14″E / 22.2930972°N 114.1747611°E / 22.2930972; 114.1747611