Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-Fan; 27.11.1940 - 20.7.1973)
Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial artist known for his Kung-Fu movies and the creation of Jeet Kune Do.
Bruce Lee: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Networth, Bruce Lee had a Networth of 10 million USD at the time of his death in 1973.
Bruce Lee: Childhood
Bruce Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco, to Lee Hoi-chuen - a Cantonese Opera singer - and Grace Ho. Both of Lee's parents were from Hong Kong and despite his birth in the US, they soon moved back to Kowloon, where he stayed until he was 18.
Soon after moving back to Hong Kong, China was invaded and the Lee family spent almost four years under Japanese Occupation. The area he grew up in was full of gangs and gang violence, so Lee's father introduced him to martial arts at a young age as a form of protection. It was also his father that first brought Lee into the spotlight by arranging for him to have various roles as a child actor.
After moving back to the United States in 1959, Lee started working for Ruby Chow, the wife of a friend of Lee's father. Lee received a diploma from Edison Technical School the following year before enrolling at the University of Washington in Drama.
Bruce Lee: Career
Due to his father's prestigious career as a well-known Cantonese opera singer, by the time he turned 18, Bruce Lee had starred in 20 films. Lee's first role in the US was that of Kato in The Green Hornet, a role that also crossed over into several episodes of Batman.
Following a few more appearances in various television series, Lee appeared in The Big Boss in 1971. This was the first of his major onscreen performances and he went on to star in Fist of Fury and Way of the Dragon in 1972, and Enter the Dragon and The Game of Death in 1973.
Bruce Lee: Personal life
On the 17th August, 1964, Bruce Lee married Linda Emery, his high school sweetheart, and the couple had two children. Brandon was born of the 1st February, 1965, and Shannon was born on the 19th April, 1969.
On the 20th July, 1973, Lee suffered from a series of headaches during discussions about the development of The Game of Death. He was given a painkiller and went to lie down for a nap. The painkiller in question contained a muscle relaxant which caused an allergic reaction from Lee. He died on the way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital due to massive swelling in his brain at the age of just 32.