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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.

Return of the dragon

Back in the 1970s and 80s, many Chinese kids wanted to be just like Bruce Lee. The martial arts movie star had put kung fu on the world map - and he looked mighty cool doing it.

Sunday, 21 November, 2010, 12:00am

Full-on promotion for first Bruce Lee film sanctioned by his family

The awkwardly titled Bruce Lee, My Brother - the first film based on the late martial arts icon's life to be officially sanctioned by the Lee family - is now being promoted around town.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The buzz

Anniversaries are funny things. While husbands forget them at their peril and youngsters wish away the days leading up to their birthdays, anniversaries also affirm how far we have come, our important victories and also our good fortune.

19 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Girl, 13, raped by four men after drinking beer, court told

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

It's time we gave Bruce Lee his just deserts

Mention Bruce Lee anywhere in the world and chances are the martial arts and movie icon's name will ring a bell. Few people have done more to put Hong Kong's culture and image on the global map. Indeed, there are Bruce Lee memorials scattered around the world.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

And the winner is ...

A team of architects from Hong Kong have beaten contestants from the mainland and overseas in a competition to find ideas on how to best restore late martial arts superstar Bruce Lee's home.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Return of the dragon

A website for Bruce Lee was launched last month by the late martial arts superstar's daughter after she reacquired merchandising rights from Universal Studios.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Designs flood in for Bruce Lee museum

A competition to design a Bruce Lee museum at the late kung fu star's former Kowloon Tong home has attracted more than 160 submissions from Hong Kong and overseas.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Stephen Au Kam-tong

Stephen Au Kam-tong is arguably one of the most visible actors in Hong Kong today. He's a mainstay in Off Pedder, TVB Jade's hit sitcom, and star of The Caveman, a stage play on its third re-run now at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Auditorium.

2 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Contest opens for ideas to turn Bruce Lee's home into star draw

If you have an idea of how Bruce Lee's former home in Kowloon Tong should look, there is now a rapt audience that wants to hear all about it.

An international competition seeking ideas to restore the star's former home kicked off yesterday on the 36th anniversary of his untimely death - even if the funding and schedule for such works have yet to be finalised.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Film trailer marks anniversary

Bruce Lee's former home has yet to be turned into a public memorial, but a nine-minute trailer of a film was premiered yesterday as an alternative way to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the legend's death.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Martial arts legend honoured in exhibition

This year marks the 36th anniversary of the death of martial arts great Bruce Lee. With this in mind, martial arts master W Wong Yiu-keung, chairman of the Bruce Lee Club, is holding an exhibition to share his passion and respect for the star.

15 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

All the world really is a stage

Watching stage shows can be enlightening, but performing yourself is an entirely different learning experience.

'When you speak to people, you can tell the difference between someone who has performed and someone who hasn't,' says Brian Chiu See-yee, a former drama student. 'Learning drama helped me develop as a person.'

6 May 2009 - 12:00am

Daughter backs plan to restore Bruce Lee home

Scheme pleases late actor's fans

Bruce Lee's daughter has backed a government proposal to restore her late father's former Kowloon Tong residence and expressed hope about contributing to the project.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Ping pong? Bruce Lee? Has phone firm found the perfect marketing ploy?

For weeks, an awesome 10-second video clip has been circulating on the internet featuring a Bruce Lee lookalike dominating a table tennis game with his nunchaku against a pair of players.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am