November 27, 1940
August 12, 1982
Hong Kong - U.S.
5 ft 7½ 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 Chinese Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States, on November 27, 1940, was a Hong Kong and American martial artist and 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 made his debut on American television in ABC action series The Green Hornet (1966-1997) in role as superhero Kato.
Bruce's breakthrough performance came as Cheng Chao-an in Hong Kong martial arts action film The Big Boss (1971).
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He directed, co-produced and starred as Tang Lung in martial arts action comedy film The Way of the Dragon (1972), for which he was nominated for the Faro Island Film Festival Golden Moon Award for Best Film.
The Big Boss (1971) martial arts action as Cheng Chao-an
Fist of Fury (1972) martial arts as Chen Zhen
Enter the Dragon (1973) martial arts action as Lee
Game of Death (1978) action drama crime as "Hai Tien" (also called "the Yellow-Faced Tiger")
Game of Death II (1981) martial arts action as Lee Chen-chiang
He played superhero Kato in ABC action series The Green Hornet (1966-1997), in 26 episodes.
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" as Kato
Ironside (1967) in episode "Tagged for Murder" as Leon Soo
Here Come the Brides (1969) in episode "Marriage, Chinese Style" as Lin
Blondie (1969) in episode "Pick on a Bully Your Own Size" as Mr. Yoto, Karate Instructor
Longstreet (1971) in episodes "The Way of the Intercepting Fist", "Spell Legacy Like Death", "Wednesday's Child" and "I See and Said the Blind Man" as Li Tsung
Attended Tak Sun School and La Salle College in Hong Kong.
Studied at St. Francis Xavier’s College
Graduated from Edison Technical School on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
Graduated from the University of Washington, with a major in drama.
Had two older sisters: Phoebe, Agnes and two brothers: older Peter and younger Robert.
Had Cantonese and German ancestry.
His father Lee Hoi-chuen was a Cantonese opera star.
He is considered the greatest martial artist of the 20th century.
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 was awarded posthumously a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6933 Hollywood Boulevard in 1993.
He was posthumously awarded the prestigious Founders Award at The Asian Awards in 2013.
He was close friend with martial arts pioneer James Yimm Lee.
He defeated British boxer Gary Elms by knockout in third round in the Hong Kong amateur boxing championships (1958).
He was an accomplished dancer and Hong Kong cha cha cha champion.
He was a huge soap opera fan.
He wrote poetry.
He was an atheist.
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 a son, Brandon Lee and a daughter, Shannon Lee.
He dated Sharon Farrell (1968).