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In Memoriam: Film and TV Entertainers Who Died In 2014
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In Memoriam: Film and TV Entertainers

As 2014 comes to a close, we take a moment at Geeks Of Doom to remember all the fallen entertainment figures in film and television who left us this year. This year, we gave a farewell to a large array of heavyweights, cult heroes, pioneering figures, and sentimental favorites who were among those who have passed on in a physical sense, but leaving the memories, the ones that they made in the past and the ones each of their fans have in regards to them.

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RIP Sir Run Run Shaw, Founder Of Shaw Brothers Studio
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Ryan Midnight   |  
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Run Run Shaw

Run Run Shaw (born Shao Yifu) has passed away at the age of 106 in his home in Hong Kong. Shaw will be forever remembered for his movie company, Shaw Brothers Studio, which during its heyday churned out hundreds of movies in literally every genre imaginable from kung fu to musicals, and then some!

Shaw can be seen as partially responsible for the gestation of the Chinese movie and television industry. Shaw got his start in the entertainment industry in the early 1920s with his brother Runme Shaw in Singapore and Shanghai, creating several companies that distributed and produced movies, and late 1920 opened up a series of movie theaters in Malaya that transformed into its own production company. In the late 1960s, Shaw founded Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) which broadcast in Hong Kong, and grew into a television empire that helped launch careers of several now international stars including Chow Yun-Fat and Maggie Cheung.

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