Bruce Lee Biography

Published On Dec 11, 2017
Facts of Bruce Lee
Date of Birth: 1940 , November-27
Date of Death: 1973 , July-20
Birth Nation: China
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Luis Fonsi
Birth Name Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero
Father Delia "Tata" López-Cepero
Mother Alfonso Rodríguez
Birth Place/City San Juan
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Light brown
Face Color White
Married to Águeda López (m. 2014), Adamari López (m. 2006
Children Mikaela López-Cepero, Rocco Rodriguez LópezÁgueda López (m. 2014), Adamari López (m. 2006)
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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

November 27 , 1940

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. 

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. 

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.

Died in Hong Kong-China

December 20 , 1973

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. 

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.