Born in San Francisco, USA, Lee was raised in Hong Kong. His parents were film actors, hence he got the opportunities to appear on several Chinese movies when he was a kid. He also studied the Wing Chun style of Kung Fu. He returned to the US as a young man and starred as the oriental sidekick Kato in the television series The Green Hornet. On his return to Hong Kong, he starred in the movies that would cement his fame.
After studying and becoming dissatisfied with existing schools of martial arts, Lee also created two of his own: Jun Fan, a Kung Fu style; and Jeet Kun Do, which also incorporated elements from martial arts outside of Kung Fu with the intent to create a more streamlined and practical martial art.
Bruce Lee died in 1973 and was interred in the Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. Although there have been a number rumours in circulation concerning the cause of death, the official cause of death was ruled to be an allergic reaction to an aspirin he took.
Although he made only a handful of films and television appearances in his adulthood, Bruce Lee has become an iconic figure in movies as a personification of a small man who became the epitome of physical perfection and invincibility in personal combat. His fame also sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West.
Bruce Lee Facts
|Birth Name||Lee Jun Fan|
|Birthday||November 27, 1940|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Date of death||July 20, 1973 (age 32)|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Bruce Lee compared to you?|
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|Thief of Budapest|
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