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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.

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History

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.

The avenue was opened to the general public on 28 April 2004 with an opening ceremony held the previous day, 27 April. 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

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.

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 glamourous stars of HK.

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

List of stars

Martial artist and movie star Bruce Lee's sculpture
# Name Born/Residence Genre Notes
1. Lai Man Wai (1893-1953)  Japan/Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg silent film actor; later as producer and director
2. Florence Lim Vancouver,  Canada/ Hong Kong actress married to Lai Man Wai
3. Butterfly Hu  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong actress star from 1924 to 1960s
4. Sir Run Run Shaw (1907-) Ningbo,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong Hong Kong media mogul, founder of TVB
5. Wong Man Lei  People's Republic of China/ 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,  People's Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg film director
7. Tso Tat Wah (September 15, 1915 - January 13, 2007)  Hong Kong actor
8. Lo Duen  Hong Kong actor and scriptwriter Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics’Association (1998)
9. Griffin Yue Feng  People's Republic of China/ 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,  People's Republic of China/Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg actor
11. Cheung Wood Yau Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Cantonese opera star opera star 1940 and 1950s; later joined TVB and retired 1982
12. Ng Cho Fan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg/ Canada actor Greatest Individual Achievement Award given by the Cultural Ministry of the People’s Republic of China
13. Tang Wing Cheung  Hong Kong Cantonese opera star Opera King of Charity
14. Pak Yin Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong actress retired 1964
15. Zhou Xuan (August 1, 1918(1918-08-01) - September 22, 1957) Changzhou,  People's Republic of China singer and film actress
16. Cheung Ying Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg actor died in Canada 1984
17. Li Tit  Hong Kong actor star 1930s and 1940s; Lifetime Achievement Award by the Film Directors'Guild (1995)
18. Wu Pang Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg director directed 58 Wong Fei Hung films
19. Yam Kim Fai December 29, 1912 Nanhai,  People's Republic of China/Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg opera star
20. Shek Kin (January 1, 1913-June 3, 2009)  Hong Kong film and TV actor
21. Li Li Hua  Hong Kong actress
22. Bai Guang (1921-1999) Beijing,  People's Republic of China/Malaysia singer and actress
23. Ng Wui Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  People's Republic of China/ 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 (April 1, 1926-)  Hong Kong Chinese opera star
25. Hung Sin Nui  Hong Kong/ People's Republic of China singer and actress
26. Chun Kim Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg writer and director founded Kong Ngee Co
27. Yu So Chow Beijing,  People's Republic of China/Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg/San Francisco,  United States Chinese opera
28. Leung Sing Po Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong Cantonese opera star later wutg TVB; award MBE 1976
29. Tang Kei Chen Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong radio anchor and radio actor/comedian; moved to Canada 1975
30. Tang Bik Wan Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong Cantonese opera star/actress
31. Fong Yim Fun  Hong Kong Chinese opera
32. Miranda Yang (February 13, 1932-) Shanghai,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong actress and producer
33. Linda Ching (Lin Dai)  Hong Kong actress took her own life in 1964
34. Woo Fung  Hong Kong actor, director
35. You Min - Lucialla Yu Ming  Hong Kong Cantonese operat star and actress retired 1964
36. Patrick Tse Yin (August 9, 1936) Guangdong,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong/ Canada Hong Kong film and TV actor, screenwriter, producer
37. Li Han Hsiang (March 7, 1926-December 17, 1996) Jinxi,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong director died of heart attack in 1996
38. Loke Wan Tho (14 June 1915-June 20, 1964) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/ Republic of China cinema owner
39. Roy Chiao  United States actor interpreter for the US Army during the Korean War
40. Patricia Lam Fung Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg  Hong Kong retired 1967 and died 1976
41. Chang Cheh (February 10, 1923-June 22, 2002)  People's Republic of China/Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg film director
42. Chor Yun  Hong Kong actor
43. King Hu (April 29, 1931-January 14, 1997) Beijing,  People's Republic of China/ Republic of China/Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg director
44. Ivy Ling Po (March, 1939) Shantou,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong opera star
45. Connie Chan (January 1, 1947-) Guangzhou,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong actress and singer
46. Josephine Siao Fong Fong (March 13, 1947) Suzhou,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong actress
47. Fung Bo Bo  Hong Kong Hong Kong film and TV actress
48. Jimmy Wong Yue (March 28, 1943) Wuxi,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong actor, producer, director and screenwriter
49. Tommy Ti Lung (August 3, 1946-) Xinhu,  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong actor
50. David Chiang  Hong Kong/ Canada actor
51. Leonard Ho Kwong Cheong Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg publicity officer and production officer at Shaw Brothers later Vice Chairman at Golden Harvest
52. Raymond Chow  Hong Kong film director
53. Bruce Lee Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg/ Hong Kong  United States actor, martial artist
54. Ng See Yuen  Hong Kong director
55. Michael Hui  Hong Kong comedian, director and screenwriter
56. Sam Hui  Hong Kong actor and Hong Kong pop singer
57. Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia  Republic of China actress
58. Sammo Hung Kam Po  Hong Kong Hong Kong actor
59. Jackie Chan  Hong Kong Hong Kong film actor
60. John Woo  Hong Kong film director
61. Yuen Wo Ping  Hong Kong director and martial arts choreographer
62. Ann Hui On Wah  Hong Kong director
63. Tsui Hark  Hong Kong director
64. Chow Yun Fat  Hong Kong TV and film actor
65. Leslie Cheung  Hong Kong/ Canada Cantopop singer and film actor deceased
66. Andy Lau  Hong Kong Cantopop singer and film actor
67. Jet Li  People's Republic of China/ Hong Kong/ Singapore film actor
68. Maggie Cheung  Hong Kong/ United Kingdom TV and film actress
69. Anita Mui  Hong Kong/ Canada Cantopop singer and film actress
70. Tony Leung Chiu Wai  Hong Kong TV and film actor
71. Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng Malaysia/ Hong Kong film actress
72. Wong Kar Wai  Hong Kong director
73. Stephen Chow  Hong Kong director and film actor
74. Ms Tsz Law Lin  Hong Kong actress
75. Lam Kar Sing Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
76. Wong Tin-Lam  Hong Kong scriptwriter, producer, director, and actor
77. Bow Fong  Hong Kong actor
78. Lau Kar Leung  Hong Kong film and TV actor
79. Shek Wai
80. Fu Chi
81. Grace Chang  People's Republic of China actress and singer
82. Patsy Kar Ling  Hong Kong/Thailand actress retired and living in Bangkok
83. Kwan Shan  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 film editor, production designer and art director
91. Tony Leung Ka Fai  Hong Kong film actor
92. Anthony Wong Chau Sang  Hong Kong TV and film actor
93. Cecilia Cheung  Hong Kong film actress
94. Lai Pak Hoi Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
95. Kenneth Tsang  Hong Kong TV and film actor
96. Sylvia Chang  Republic of China film actress
97. Jacky Cheung  Hong Kong Cantopop singer and film actor
98. Lau Ching Wan  Hong Kong TV and film actor
99. Aaron Kwok  Hong Kong TV and film actor, Cantopop singer
100. Gong Li  People's Republic of China/ Singapore film actress
101. Leon Lai  Hong Kong TV and film actor, Cantopop singer
102. Jackie Chan  Hong Kong/ United States Film actor, martial artist, Comedian, Singer Action movie actor with lifetime achievement award

See also

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

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