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Bruce Lee

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Birth Date

November 27, 1940

Nationality

Hong Kong - U.S.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Black

Height

5 ft 7 in | 171 cm

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Weight

64 kg | 141 lbs

Chest

41 in | 104 cm

Shoe size

7.5 US | 41 EU

Waist

32 in | 81 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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).

Best Movies

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

TV Shows

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

Facts

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.

Relationships

He was married to Linda Lee Cadwell (1964-1973), thay had two children: Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.

He dated Sharon Farrell (1968).

Quotes

Simplicity is the last step of art.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Empty your mind. Become formless and shapeless like water. When water is poured into a cup, it becomes the cup. When water is poured into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Be water, my friend.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

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