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  • Dec 19, 2014
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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.

Also showing: Johnson Lee

'My film is the best way to show how deeply I'm in love with both acting and directing,' says Johnson Lee Sze-chit, whose directorial debut, Citizen King, will take its bow at the Hong Kong Asian Independent Film Festival on Saturday.

Thursday, 13 November, 2008, 12:00am

Shannon Lee backs plan to turn her father's home into a museum

Bruce Lee's daughter is willing to back a plan to turn the martial arts legend's former residence in Kowloon Tong into a museum.

Shannon Lee discussed the project with its owner, Yu Panglin, and government officials on a trip to Hong Kong during which she visited the house - her childhood home.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Hollywood East

It's interesting that Stephen Chow Sing-chi has been hired by Hollywood to direct and star in a big-screen version of The Green Hornet. It marks another milestone for an Asian - or, more specifically - a Hong Kong filmmaker on the international stage.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Flour power

Would you like tea, coffee or yin-yang? Mooncakes or sandwiches?' asks Maria Lee Tseng Chiu-kwan. Dressed in a floral-print linen top, the founder of Maria's Bakery chain is an elegant figure in her spacious Tai Hang flat.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit

Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit

by Bruce Thomas

Sidgwick & Jackson, HK$192

10 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

It's a woman's world

Forget about guys trying to satisfy their wanderlust by seeking fun and adventure. In Hong Kong, leisure travel is becoming a woman's pursuit. Nimble travel companies are offering customised packages such as flower-appreciation tours, but the gender gap is most striking among solo travellers.

7 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Mummy's boy

For someone best known for directing adrenaline-inducing action films (Stealth, xXx, The Fast and the Furious), Rob Cohen cuts a surprisingly serene figure. Dressed in a casual black and white shirt, black slacks and sneakers, and sporting an amber bracelet, the 59-year-old's speech is infused with worldly spirituality.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

I will do my part to turn home into a museum, says ex-actress

Betty Ting Pei agrees with those who say the two-storey house in Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, where Bruce Lee spent his last years should be preserved.

The retired screen beauty broke her silence on the contentious issue in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Morning Post.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Martial-arts superstar Bruce Lee died 35 years ago today, aged 32, of an apparent cerebral edema. Lee was survived by two children, Brandon - who became an actor but died in an accident during the filming of The Crow in 1993 - and Shannon ...

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

A kick-start from outgoing minister?

Outgoing commerce chief Frederick Ma Si-hang turns out to be a big Bruce Lee fan. The secretary for commerce and economic development made meeting billionaire philanthropist Yu Panglin one of his last official meetings on Thursday.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee's Kowloon Tong house to be turned into museum

The owner of martial arts legend Bruce Lee's last home is willing to convert it into a museum and martial arts complex, but he wants the government to allow a 24,000 sq ft building to be constructed on the Kowloon Tong site.

9 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

While Wong Wun-chi, 50, supports donations to the earthquake victims, he wonders whether more should be done for poor Hongkongers first

7 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

'We don't rent to two men. You have to have a woman'

It was a slow night at Bruce Lee's old home.

Down the long walkway, under a roof overhang decorated with multi-coloured Christmas lights and Chinese lanterns, a male security guard sat near the front door listening to Indian music.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Willing to bend rules for 'tourists'

A team of nine reporters, consisting of three Chinese females, three Chinese males and three white males, carried out the investigation into Kowloon Tong's love hotels.

Each reporter walked into a love hotel with another of the same or opposite sex and asked for a room.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

Let me say now that I cannot catch rats. But people tell me it is much more important that I can do battle with lying tigers.

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am