When Bruce Lee was born, the parents pierced the boy’s ears and gave him a woman’s name so that neighbors and relatives and most importantly, evil spirits thought that a girl was born in the family. The girl became such a bully that soon the entire Hong Kong neighborhood where Bruce Lee lived, knew that a boy was growing up in the family. A boy destined to become China’s national pride.
Bruce Lee’s biography could be long and successful, but alas Bruce’s death came at the very peak of his fame. He was born in San Francisco. While on tour with his parents, attended school in Hong Kong and practiced Cha-cha-cha dancing. Bruce was often teased for his frail appearance by piers and then he decided to master the martial arts.
Bruce Lee’s physical form has always delighted his rivals, students and fans later on. So Schwarzenegger considered Lee’s body the standard for the absence of fat. There was a lot of controversy over the height of Bruce Lee as probably he was short. Various sources indicated that his height was 168 cm, in others, 171.
At the age of 19, an important event happened in Lee’s biography, he decided to return to the United States. There, he met his wife Linda who gave birth to his son Brandon and daughter Shannon, opened a martial arts school, starred in several films and tv series. He could quite comfortably exist to earn money from the school but Bruce did not like this. He dreamed of a real acting career. Frustrated, Bruce returned home to Hong Kong and the incredible happened.
Bruce Lee’s life changed dramatically when he signed a contract with the Hong Kong film studio Golden Harvest, persuading him to give him the lead role in the movie “Big Boss”. This film and then the subsequent films “Fist of Fury” and “Return of the Dragon” made Bruce Lee a world famous superstar.
The story of Bruce Lee is the success story of Chinese youth, purposeful and hard-working, talented and loving his job but alas he failed to realize all his dreams and plans. Bruce Lee’s death found him when he was only 32 years old. His death was sudden and unexpected. Lee’s cause of death, according to doctors, was cerebral edema caused by the actor’s headache pill. It was very difficult for the Chinese people to believe in such a sudden death of their hero. So after Lee’s death, there were many rumors about what Bruce Lee died from. One of the versions is the murder of the actor by another master. These rumors have not been confirmed. Lee’s funeral in Hong Kong became a city-wide day of mourning. Thousands of fans came to say goodbye to their beloved actor. His body was then sent to Seattle where Bruce Lee’s grave is. Lee’s funeral in the United States took place on July 31st. Among the loved ones carrying out the coffin were actors Steve McQueen, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee’s brother Robert.
Many autobiographical films and programs have been dedicated to Lee’s memory. In 2008, “The Legend of Bruce Lee” tv series about Lee’s life was released, produced by the actor’s daughter Shannon.
Bruce Lee was distinguished by high determination. He constantly trained improving his skills, developed his own style and nutrition system, published books with his exercise and training methods that became very popular.
Lee was just as diligent on the set trying to perfect his every move. Bruce Lee did not like his on-screen image. His friends and relatives spoke of him as a very courteous person, brought-up, respectful of others.
After Lee’s death, his colleague said that during the shooting of the last film, a stranger from the crowd approached the actor and offered a spectacular performance of the stunt. But then suddenly threw Bruce a short and strong blow to the head after which he lost consciousness. The stranger immediately left the movie site, taking advantage of the crowd. After Bruce’s death it was rumored that the man was the hitman of the Triad and possessed the delayed death strike technique, after which the person who received the strike could certainly die after a while.
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