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Bruce Lee

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Biography

Lee in 1967

Source: Wikipedia

Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍; born Lee Jun-fan, Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.

Fact file

  • Chinese name: 李小龍 (traditional)
  • Chinese name: 李小龙 (simplified)
  • Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng (Mandarin)
  • Jyutping: Lei5 Siu2 Lung4 (Cantonese)
  • Birth name: Lee Jun-fan 李振藩 (Traditional) 李振藩 (Simplified) Lǐ Zhènfān (Mandarin) Lei5 Zan3 Faan4 (Cantonese)
  • Ancestry: Shunde, Guangdong, China
  • Origin: Hong Kong
  • Born: November 27, 1940 Chinatown, San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Died: July 20, 1973 (aged 32) Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
  • Resting place: Lakeview Cemetery
  • Occupation: Martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, film director, screenwriter, producer
  • Years active: 1941–73
  • Spouse(s): Linda Emery (1964–73)
  • Children: Brandon Lee (1965–93) Shannon Lee (born 1969)
  • Parents: Lee Hoi-chuen (1901–65) Grace Ho (1907–96)
  • Alma mater: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Official Website: Bruce Lee Foundation Bruce Lee official website

Read more about Bruce Lee at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Bruce Lee doc 'Be Water' reveals challenges, humanity that made the man behind the legend
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-06-07 23:56:49
How facing down Hollywood racism made Bruce Lee stronger.

ESPN's new Bruce Lee documentary, 'Be Water,' is a 'must-watch' look at racism in Hollywood, critics say
USA Today Movies, 2020-06-07 21:38:39
Critics call ESPN's new "30 for 30" Bruce Lee documentary, "Be Water," a "must-watch" for fans of the late actor and martial arts great.       

What's on TV This Week: A Bruce Lee doc on ESPN and more
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-06-05 17:32:15
TV highlights for June 7-13 include a profile of martial arts legend Bruce Lee on ESPN's "30 for 30" and a "Grease Sing-Along" on CBS

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