Bruce Lee Biography

Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, 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.

Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco on November 27, 1940 to parents from Hong Kong and was raised in Kowloon with his family until his late teens. He was introduced to the film industry by his father and appeared in several films as a child actor. Lee moved to the United States at the age of 18 to receive his higher education, at the University of Washington, and it was during this time that he began teaching martial arts. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, sparking a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bruce Lee
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Martial Arts Instructor, Philosopher, Film Producer, Martial Artist
Ethnicity:
Chinese American, Hong Kong people
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1940
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
July 20, 1973
Age at Death:
32
Cause of Death:
Cerebral edema
Marriages
Bruce Lee Timeline
  • 1973-05-10
    Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema
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