Bruce Lee Biography

A Hong Kong American, Bruce Lee was an accomplished martial artist and actor, widely recognized as one of the greatest in history. He established the Jeet Kune Do style and was a student of Yip Man, having studied Wing Chun under him.

Born in San Francisco’s Chinatown on November 27, 1940, Bruce Lee’s parents hailed from Hong Kong, and his father was a well-known Cantonese opera performer named Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee, whose Chinese name was Lee Jun-fan, grew up with his family in Kowloon until his late teenage years. He then traveled to the United States at 18 to pursue higher education at the University of Washington.

Bruce Lee is most known for his roles in five feature films, including

  • The Big Boss (1971)
  • Fist of Fury (1972)
  • Golden Harvest’s Way of the Dragon (1972)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • The Game of Death(1978)

In 1964, he married Linda Emery, who is now known as Linda Lee Cadwell. Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee are his two children. Brandon was an actor before his untimely demise while filming The Crow. Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973, following a meeting to discuss his film Game of Death. His brain had enlarged by 13%, and cerebral injury was the cause of death.

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