November 27, 1940
August 12, 1982
Hong Kong - U.S.
5 ft 7 in | 171 cm
64 kg | 141 lbs
41 in | 104 cm
7.5 US | 41 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Bruce Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco, California, U.S. on November 27, 1940, was an Hong Kong American actor.
Young Bruce Lee began his acting career as a child actor in Hong Kong drama film Golden Gate Girl (1941) in role as a baby who was carried onto the stage.
He appeared in twenty Chinese films, by the time he was eighteen years old.
He began training in Wing Chun at the age of 16, under the Wing Chun teacher Yip Man (1956-1957).
He invented himself a form of popular martial arts Jeet Kun Do.
He began teaching martial arts in the United States in 1959.
He performed repetitions of two-finger push-ups in the Long Beach International Karate Championships (1964).
He performed "unstoppable punch" against USKA world Karate champion Vic Moore at the Long Beach International Karate Championships (1967).
He had a controversial private match with Wong Jack Man in Oakland's Chinatown (1964).
He made his debut on American television in ABC action series The Green Hornet (1966-1997) in role as superhero Kato, in 26 episodes.
Bruce's breakthrough performance came as Cheng Chao-an in Hong Kong martial arts action film The Big Boss (1971).
Fist of Fury (1972) martial arts in role as Chen Zhen with Nora Miao and Lo Wei
The Way of the Dragon (1972) martial arts action comedy in role as Tang Lung with Chuck Norris, Robert Wall and Nora Miao
Enter the Dragon (1973) martial arts action in role as Lee with John Saxon, Jim Kelly and Bolo Yeung
Game of Death (1978) action drama crime in role as "Hai Tien" (also called "the Yellow-Faced Tiger") with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chuck Norris and Sammo Hung
Game of Death II (1981) martial arts action in role as Lee Chen-chiang with Kim Tai‑chung, Hwang Jang‑lee and Miranda Austin
He played superhero Kato in ABC action series The Green Hornet (1966-1997).
He appeared in television series as a guest star:
Batman (1966) in episodes: "The Spell of Tut", "A Piece of the Action" and "Batman's Satisfaction", in role as Kato
Ironside (1967) in episode: "Tagged for Murder", in role as Leon Soo
Here Come the Brides (1969) in episode: "Marriage, Chinese Style" in role as Lin
Blondie (1969) in episode: "Pick on a Bully Your Own Size", in role as Mr. Yoto, Karate Instructor
Longstreet (1971) in 4 episodes: "The Way of the Intercepting Fist", "Spell Legacy Like Death", "Wednesday's Child" and "I See, Said the Blind Man", in role as Li Tsung
Attended La Salle College in Hong Kong.
Received his diploma from Edison Technical School on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
He was the fourth of five children: Phoebe, Agnes, Peter and Robert.
He is considered the greatest martial artist of the 20th century.
His father, Lee Hoi-chuen was a Cantonese opera star.
He studied dramatic arts, philosophy and psychology at the University of Washington.
He wrote poetry.
He was an atheist.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993.
Was posthumously awarded the prestigious Founders Award at The Asian Awards in 2013.
Was a close friend with martial arts pioneer James Yimm Lee.
Defeated British boxer Gary Elms by knockout in third round in the Hong Kong amateur boxing championships (1958).
Was an accomplished dancer and Hong Kong cha cha cha champion.
Was a huge soap opera fan.
Lee died on July 20, 1973, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, at the age of 32.
He was married to Linda Lee Cadwell (1964-1973), thay had two children: Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.
He dated Sharon Farrell (1968).