Mr. Leonard Ho Kwong Cheong (1925-1998)
Leonard Ho graduated from St. John University's Journalism Department in Shanghai. In 1958, upon Raymond Chow's recommendation, Ho joined Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited where he held positions of Publicity Officer and later Production Officer. In 1970, he co-founded the Golden Harvest (HK) Limited for which he acted as Vice-Chairman and was in charge of the production department. Many of the actors and directors he promoted later were shot to international stardom – names like Bruce Lee, the Hui Brothers, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, John Woo, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui, etc. Over 100 films produced and promoted by Ho include “Enter the Dragon” (1973) starring Bruce Lee, “Security Unlimited” (1981) starring the Hui Brothers, “Heart of The Dragon” (1985) starring Sammo Hung, “Mr. Vampire” (1985), “Rouge” (1988), “Center Stage” (1992) and “Who Am I?” (1998). He was awarded the Lifetime Achievements Award by the Hong Kong Film Awards posthumously.