Bruce Lee

Actor, Dance teacher
The dominant figure in martial arts related entertainment in modern culture, and one of the most enduring pop icons of the twentieth century, Bruce Lee was an actor, director, and instructor whose films and philosophy ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1941 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Coming Out Under Fire 1994 (Movie)

Himself--Intelligence Clerk (Actor)

The Best of the Martial Arts Films 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Game of Death 1978 (Movie)

Billy Lo (Actor)

Enter the Dragon 1973 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Fists of Fury 1972 (Movie)

Cheng (Actor)

Return of the Dragon 1972 (Movie)

Tang Lung (Actor)

The Chinese Connection 1971 (Movie)

Chen Chen (Actor)

The Green Hornet 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Longstreet (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

The Silent Flute 1978 (Movie)

(From Story)

Return of the Dragon 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Return of the Dragon 1972 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (1)

The Wrecking Crew 1968 (Movie)

(karate) (Technical Advisor)

Biography

The dominant figure in martial arts related entertainment in modern culture, and one of the most enduring pop icons of the twentieth century, Bruce Lee was an actor, director, and instructor whose films and philosophy popularized martial arts in both Western and Eastern cultures in the late 1960s and into the early 1970s. Though as a mature performer, he made only a handful of films between 1971 and 1973, his graceful yet lethal screen presence was so magnetic - and such a source of pride for Asian audiences - that his influence continued to eclipse subsequent martial arts superstars like Jackie Chan and Jet Li decades after his sudden and mysterious death in 1973.

Relationships

Agnes Lee

Sister

Linda Caldwell

Wife
from Seattle, Washington, where she had Lee buried

Hoi-Cheun Lee

Father
appeared with Chinese opera and in films died in 1965

Grace Lee

Mother
of German and Chinese ancestry suffered with Alzheimer's disease

Shannon Lee

Daughter
born on April 19, 1969

Brandon Lee

Son
born on February 1, 1965 died on March 31, 1993 signed a three-picture deal with 20th Century Fox in 1991

Peter Lee

Brother
older

Robert Lee

Brother
younger

Phoebe Lee

Sister
older born c. 1938

EDUCATION

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington

Milestones

1993

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1973

Made directorial debut, "Return of the Dragon"; also starred

1973

Made last film, the American-produced "Enter the Dragon", shot in Hong Kong

1973

Buried in Seattle after funeral ceremonies were held in Hong Kong and Seattle; pallbearers included James Coburn and Steve McQueen

1972

Rise to fame in Hong Kong came with films including "The Chinese Connection"

1969

Returned to Hong Kong

1968

Played a supporting role in the Hollywood feature, "Marlowe", starring James Garner

1966

Co-starred as Kato, manservant and crime-fighting sidekick on the ABC action series, "The Green Hornet"

1958

Won a cha-cha dancing contest in Hong Kong at age 18 (date approximate)

Moved to Hong Kong as a child; acted in a number of films there in the late 1940s and early 50s

Returned to the US; attended college and lectured at Washington (state) high schools on the subject of Oriental philosophies; later opened "gung fu" (a.k.a. Kung fu) studio; students included James Coburn and Lou Al Cinder (later Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)

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