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27 November

Bruce Lee Born

Bruce Lee with son Brandon in 1966

Bruce Lee with son Brandon in 1966

Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco on November 27, 1940 in the year of the Dragon.  He was raised in Hong Kong and started training in martial arts at the age of 13.  At 18 he returned to the United States and studied at the University of Washington in Seattle.  It was at the University of Washington that he met his future wife Linda Emery, a fellow student studying to become a teacher, whom he married in August 1964.  At this time he also began to teach martial arts.

The most famous of his movies are The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), Way of the Dragon (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973) and Game of Death (1973).  The last two he directed and wrote.

Bruce Lee died all too early at the age of 32 possibly from cerebral edema and/or an allergic reaction to Equaesic a painkiller.


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