Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee

Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), commonly known as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Chinese-American martial artist, actor, director, martial arts instructor and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA). Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. He is credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.

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Full name at birth
Lee Jun Fan
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Claim to fame
Lee In Enter The Dragon (1973).
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Date of birth
27 November 1940
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Place of birth
San Francisco, California, United States
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Date of death
20 July 1973
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Age
32 (age at death)
Place of death
Kowloon Tong, British Hong Kong
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Cause of death
Cerebral Edema
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Resting place
Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, US
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Occupation
Martial Artist, Martial Arts Instructor, Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter.
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Height
5' 7½" (171 cm)
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Muscles.
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Net worth
$10,000,000 USD
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High school
James A. Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington, United States
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University
Philosophy, University Of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States (No Degree)
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  • Left for Seattle in 1958 with $100. Gave cha cha cha lessons to first-class passengers to earn extra money during ship ride to US.
  • Lee knocked-out Chung, a Choy Li Fut fighter, in Hong Kong in a 1958 Full-Contact match. The match was refereed by Sheun-Leung Wong.
  • Developed his martial art style called Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) which is more of an idea of being flexible and practical with learning martial arts
  • Bruce Lee Jun Fan Yuen Kam (Bruce Lee's full birth name) was born in the year of the dragon (1940), at the hour of the dragon (between 6:00AM- 8:00AM).
  • Before hitting it big as a movie star, he often trained with the martial arts world's biggest stars, many of whom would latter become celebrities in their own right, such as world karate champion 'Chuck Norris'. Despite rumors and reports to the contrary, Lee was never Norris' instructor. They trained together, often trading techniques and ideas, but never had a student-teacher relationship.

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