Bruce Lee Biography


Bruce Lee

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Birth Name: Bruce Lee
Date of birth:
Birth Country: China
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: scorpio
Age:   77 Years
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Lee Jun-fan was professionally known as Bruce Lee, who was an American and Hong Kong actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, as well as the founder of the martial art Jeet Kune, famous for one of the wushu or kungfu styles. He was born on November 27, 1940, at the Chinese Hospital, in San Francisco's Chinatown. His parents returned back to Hong Kong when he was three months old. Bruce Lee's father is of Han Chinese ethnic group whereas his mother, Grace Ho was of Eurasian descent.

Bruce Lee entered into the film industry with the help his father and appeared in numerous movies as a child actor. At the age 18, Lee moved to the United States to receive his higher education, at the University of Washington, Seattle. During this time he started teaching martial arts. Bruce Lee also inspired jakie Chan and Michelle Yeoh. 

His Hong Kong- and Hollywood-produced movies elevated the martial arts genre to a new level, leading to a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the 1970s, in the West. His films changed both martial arts and movies based on them all over the world.

In 1971, Bruce Lee appeared in Lo Wei movie, The Big Boss. Through this movie, Lee came into limelight. The co-stars of this film were Maria Yi, James Tien, and Nora Miao. Similarly, he featured in a Hong Kong martial arts action comedy movie, Way of the Dragon, directed and written by Bruce Lee. Others cast members of this movie were Nora Miao, Paul Wei, Wang, Chung-Hsin, Tony Liu, Unicorn Chan, Chuck Norris, Malisa Longo, Robert Wall, Hwang In-Shik

After a year, Bruce Lee has featured in a Hong Kong-American martial arts action movie, Enter the Dragon, directed by Robert Clouse. He also appeared in a Hong Kong- martial arts movie, The Game of Death, which was an incomplete. This film was directed, written, produced by Bruce Lee. 

Bruce Lee held dual nationality in Hong Kong and the US and belonged to mixed ethnicity of Han Chinese and Eurasian. He married his long-term girlfriend Linda Lee Cadwell in 1964. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Shannon Lee.  

Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong, China, at the age of 32, on July 20, 1973. The main cause of his death was a brain hemorrhage, found in an autopsy to have been caused by a strange reaction to a prescription painkiller he was reportedly taken for a back injury. 

Bruce Lee was widely famous martial arts and actor who used to earn a tremendous amount of money through his professional career. His lifestyle was very high-class, which proved that he must have received a handsome salary. 

He was earning $7,500 from Jing Wu Men and Tang Shan da Xiong. Similarly, he was charging $2, 000 per episode of Longstreet. According to some source, his net worth was estimated at $10 million. In addition to his net worth, Bruce Lee had fancy cars of numerous brands in China. 

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Born in China

1940 27th of November

Bruce Lee was born at the Chinese Hospital, in San Francisco's Chinatown. His parents returned back to Hong Kong when he was three months old. Bruce Lee's father, Lee Hoi-Chuen came from the Han Chinese ethnic group, whereas his mother, Grace Ho was of Eurasian. 

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Married Linda Lee Cadwell

1964

Bruce Lee married girlfriend Linda Lee Cadwell in 1964, after dating her for sometimes. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Shannon Lee and the family were happy together.

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Appeared in Way of the Dragon

1972

Bruce Lee featured in a Hong Kong martial arts action comedy movie, Way of the Dragon, directed and written by Bruce Lee. After his appearance in this movie, he came into the limelight. 

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Died in Hong Kong-China

1973 20th of December

Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong, China, at the age of 32. The main cause of his death was a brain hemorrhage, found in an autopsy to have been caused by a strange reaction to a prescription painkiller he was reportedly taken for a back injury. 

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Total Net worth

2017

Bruce Lee was widely famous martial artist and actor who used to earn a tremendous amount of money through his professional career. According to some source, his net worth was estimated at $10 million.

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