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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.

Enter the Dragon star Jim Kelly dies at age 67

Actor Jim Kelly, who played an afro-wearing American martial artist in Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn Dishman, Kelly's ex-wife, said he died on Saturday of cancer at his home in California.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 3:00am

Bruce Lee show could grow into permanent exhibit

The largest Bruce Lee exhibition yet staged in Hong Kong could become permanent if fans or acquaintances of the late kung fu star come forward and donate enough mementoes.

27 Jun 2013 - 5:22am 1 comment

Bruce Lee's contract will help activists

Surviving Chinese "comfort women" who were forced into sex during the Japanese invasion of China will be among the beneficiaries of the auction of a movie contract signed by late kung fu hero Bruce Lee.

15 May 2013 - 4:01am

Bruce Lee's Green Hornet contract to be sold off to fund Diaoyu dispute

Diaoyu activists are auctioning off the supposed initial contract signed by kung fu hero Bruce Lee for the 1960s TV series The Green Hornet which propelled him to stardom.

26 Apr 2013 - 10:06am

Who said it?

In the face of a very wrong government, after peaceful means have completely failed … the people can even revolt

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun backs Occupy Central

 

It really was Bruce Lee who put Hong Kong on the map. He was the one who brought Hong Kong and Hollywood together

Writer Matthew Polly

 

20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am

American who idolised Bruce Lee and trained at Shaolin writing star's biography

Matthew Polly knows about being an introvert and an extrovert. When it's suggested he must be an extrovert, he doesn't deny it but confesses he used to be a skinny, nerdy boy, always too shy and geeky to communicate. Back then, he found it was always the suave and outgoing people who tended to lead or become popular among girls in the US, and he wanted to be one of them.

20 Apr 2013 - 3:37am

Talking points

Defence ministry publishes white paper

16 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Bruce Lee and the Hong Kong film industry

Hong Kong's studios have relied on the international market to bolster profits since its first golden age in the 1930s. Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and pre-1950 mainland China were the chief "foreign" consumers of Hong Kong's Mandarin, Cantonese and other productions, but distribution globally, apart from Chinatowns in the US, was elusive until the rise of kung fu in general and Bruce Lee in particular.

26 Mar 2013 - 10:13am

Enter the long-awaited Bruce Lee show

More than 100 items of memorabilia telling the life story of late kung fu legend Bruce Lee will go on display for the first time in July. The five-year Bruce Lee exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin is the result of efforts by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department after a plan to convert the star's former home into a museum fell through.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster premieres in Beijing

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s long-awaited martial arts film The Grandmaster was shown in public for the first time in Beijing on Sunday, after more than six years in production.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

City Digest, November 26, 2012

Tycoon wants to see Lee memorial in his life

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

What the local media says

Sunday, Apple Daily

Shenzhen retailers keep yuan low to draw HK customers

27 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

Bruce Lee's former house in Kowloon Tong to go on sale

Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon Tong will be put up for sale after a plan to turn the property into a museum dedicated to the icon failed.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:00pm

Secrets of a self-styled icon

With a name like hers, it's fortunate that Elle 'Icon' Lee is tall, slim and feminine. 'People must wonder who I think I am,' she says, explaining that she came up with her middle name when searching for a Twitter handle. 'As my name is so common, I decided I'd be the 'iconic' Elle Lee. I laugh about it.'

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Treasure trove of the past

While many people think that old things have little value and should be forgotten, a group of secondary students at Sha Tin Methodist College believe otherwise.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am