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Bruce Lee

Biography
Bruce Lee (Lee Hsiao Lung), was born in San Fransisco in November 1940 the son of a
famous Chinese opera singer. Bruce moved to Hong Kong when he soon became a child star in the growing Eastern film industry. His first film was called The birth of Mankind, his last film which was uncompleted at the time of his death in 1973 was called Game of Death. Bruce was a loner and was constantly getting himself into fights, with this in mind he looked towards Kung Fu as a way of disciplining himself. The famous Yip Men taught Bruce his basic skills, but it was not long before he was mastering the master. Yip Men was acknowledged to be one of the greatest authorities on the subject of Wing Chun a branch of the Chinese Martial Arts. Bruce mastered this before progressing to his own style of Jeet Kune Do.

At the age of 19 Bruce left Hong Kong to study for a degree in philosophy at the University of Washington in America. It was at this time that he took on a waiter's job and also began to teach some of his skills to students who would pay. Some of the Japanese schools in the Seattle area tried to force Bruce out, and there was many confrontations and duels fought for Bruce to remain.

He met his wife Linda at the University he was studying. His Martial Arts school flourished and he soon graduated. He gained some small roles in Hollywood films - Marlowe- etc, and some major stars were begging to be students of the Little Dragon. James Coburn, Steve McQueen and Lee Marvin to name but a few. He regularly gave displays at exhibitions, and it was during one of these exhibitions that he was spotted by a producer and signed up to do The Green Hornet series. The series was quite successful in the States - but was a huge hit in Hong Kong. Bruce visited Hong Kong in 1968 and he was overwhelmed by the attention he received from the people he had left.

He once said on a radio program if the price was right he would do a movie for the Chinese audiences. He returned to the States and completed some episodes of Longstreet. He began writing his book on Jeet Kune Do at roughly the same time.

Back in Hong Kong producers were desperate to sign Bruce for a Martial Arts film, and it was Raymond Chow the head of Golden Harvest who produced The Big Boss.

Filmography
Actor
Legends Of Martial Arts (2005)
Best of Bruce Lee and the Martial Arts - Vols. 1 & 2 (2004)
Fist Of Fear Touch Of Death/Laser Mission (2004)
The Many Fists of Bruce Lee (2004)
Martial Arts Masters (2004)
Martial Arts Samurai Pack (2004)
The Reel Bruce Lee/The Image Of Bruce Lee (2004)
Return of the Warriors - Twenty Movie Set (2004)
Vintage Movie Classics: Dragon Attack (2004)
Fists of the Dragon - Eight Films on Four DVDs (2003)
Legend of Bruce Lee - Collection (2002)
The Martial Arts Collection (2002)
Kung Fu Mania - Bruce Lee & Superstars (2001)
Tribute to Bruce Lee - 4 Movie Set (2001)
Bruce Lee - Gift Pack (2000)
Bruce Lee - The Master Collection (1999)
Bruce Lee Interviewed (1999)
Curse of the Dragon (1999)
Kung-Fu Mania (1999)
True Game of Death (1999)
The Dragon and the Cobra (1996)
Story of the Dragon (1993)
The Young Bruce Lee (1986)
The Super Gang (1985)
Ninja Vs. Bruce Lee (1982)
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1981)
Game of Death 2 (1981)
Tower of Death (1981)
The Real Bruce Lee (1979)
Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave (1978)
Game of Death (1978)
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1974)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Return of the Dragon (1973)
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Fists of Fury (1972)
Marlowe (1969)
Return of the Red Tiger
The True Game of Death

Director
Return of the Dragon (1973)

Featured
The New Game of Death (1980)
Fist of Unicorn (1972)

Source Writer
Circle of Iron (1978)

Subject
Young Bruce Lee: The Little Dragon (2003)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Bruce Lee: The True Story (1976)

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