Leslie Cheung

1956 - 2003

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Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actor. Throughout a 26-year career from 1977 until his death, Cheung released over 40 music albums and acted in 56 films. He was one of the most prominent pioneers that shaped the identity of Cantopop during the 1980s and became known for his flamboyant, often outrageous stage appearance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Cheung has received more than 2,142,587 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Leslie Cheung is the 228th most popular musician (up from 268th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Hong Kong (up from 343rd in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Musician.

Leslie Cheung is most famous for being a Hong Kong actor and singer. He first gained recognition as an actor for his performance in the 1985 film, "As Tears Go By."

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  • 40

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  • 4.54

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  • 3.48

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Among musicians, Leslie Cheung ranks 228 out of 2,675Before him are Art Blakey, Peter Tosh, Louis Vierne, Carl Michael Bellman, Georges Prêtre, and Count Basie. After him are Slash, Duff McKagan, Gidon Kremer, Ginger Baker, Paul Stanley, and Narciso Yepes.

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Among people born in 1956, Leslie Cheung ranks 35Before him are Danny Boyle, Ian Curtis, Joe Satriani, Eric Roberts, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Anthony Bourdain. After him are Steve Harris, Aileen Wuornos, Marc Dutroux, Zbigniew Boniek, Kim Cattrall, and Ingemar Stenmark. Among people deceased in 2003, Leslie Cheung ranks 42Before him are Bertram Brockhouse, Horst Buchholz, David Dacko, Edgar F. Codd, Frederick Chapman Robbins, and Franco Corelli. After him are Mario Beccaria, John Schlesinger, Nǃxau ǂToma, Roberto Bolaño, Bob Hope, and Rasul Gamzatov.

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In Hong Kong

Among people born in Hong Kong, Leslie Cheung ranks 7 out of 80Before him are Jackie Chan (1954), Sammo Hung (1952), Chow Yun-fat (1955), Stanley Ho (1921), Margaret Chan (1947), and Ma Ying-jeou (1950). After him are Carrie Lam (1957), Stephen Chow (1962), Andy Lau (1961), Yuen Biao (1957), Katrina Kaif (1983), and William Anders (1933).

Among MUSICIANS In Hong Kong

Among musicians born in Hong Kong, Leslie Cheung ranks 1After him are Herman Li (1976) and Coco Lee (1975).