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.

Dynamics of a duo

Choreographer Mui Cheuk-yin and actor/director Lee Chun-chow are both Aquarians. This wouldn't be worth mentioning except that it's their similar astrological traits that has brought these two performers together for a new project.

Sunday, 19 August, 2007, 12:00am

Action hero

Warner Bros has announced plans to remake the 1973 classic, Enter the Dragon. Who would you like to see being chosen to play the role made so famous by the late great Bruce Lee? Write to us

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Licence plate honouring Bruce Lee bought for bargain HK$40,000

A licence plate bearing the name Bruce Lee was snapped up by a fan of the legendary martial arts star for HK$40,000 at a government auction yesterday.

The winning bidder, a Mr Wong, said he had planned to pay as much as HK$1 million for the plate and would consult Lee's widow before deciding what it should be used for.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Who is your hero?

Crystal Cheng, 14

Bruce Lee. He was a revolutionary icon and amazing at what he did. He was an intelligent philosopher and he managed to fulfil his aspirations through hard work, determination and willpower. This is more than enough to make him somebody I respect and look up to.

Yoshi Windle, 15

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Play together, stay together

Some couples' idea of a romantic date is dining at an expensive restaurant followed by a trip to the theatre. But for husband and wife team, pilot Chris Wright and nurse Alison, working out together gives them a chance to work on their relationship.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee

Born: November 27, 1940 (San Francisco)

Died: July 20, 1973

His father was a famous opera singer

1941 - moved back to Hong Kong, which was then occupied by the Japanese

1946 - began acting in movies. A natural behind the camera - made 40 films as a child.

1953 - began studying kung fu

15 May 2007 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee and Me - A Martial Arts Adventure

Bruce Lee and Me - A Martial Arts Adventure

by Brian Preston

Atlantic Books, HK$148

13 May 2007 - 12:00am

Jailed at 73 for selling martial arts weapons

An elderly sporting goods vendor who counted legendary martial arts expert Bruce Lee among his customers was yesterday jailed for three months for unlicensed dealing and keeping more than 800 banned martial arts weapons for sale in his Mong Kok shop.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Danny Chan gets to play Bruce Lee again, this time seriously

From the wacky Asian pop-culture blog Daily Dumpling comes news that China Central Television will be producing a drama series called The Legend of Bruce Lee.

This US$6.4 million-budgeted 40-episode - yes, 40! - serial is apparently another in a succession of programmes designed to promote Chinese culture leading up to the Beijing Olympics.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Brain Train

STUDENTS DREAMED of excelling in exams, professionals hoped to shine at work. Most of the 50-plus people came to the talk seeking to gain an edge on the competition, and the organisers were ready to offer it through their memory-boosting courses.

29 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Jump

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Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Reviewed: July 20

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

COMIC BELIEF

COMICS HAVE HAD a bad rep. Since first appearing in Hong Kong in the 1950s, they have largely been seen as a bad influence on impressionable young readers. In the early years, children caught flipping through such serials as Wong Yuk-long's Little Rascals usually got a telling off.

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee fans face fight for statue

Fans of kung fu movie legend Bruce Lee have urged the government to help pay for a 2.7-metre bronze statue to mark his 65th birthday, but officials seem cool on the idea.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee tribute shaping up nicely

A statue of Bruce Lee is rapidly taking shape and should be on display in the autumn.

The fitting tribute to Hong Kong's most famous movie son will be erected along the Avenue of the Stars boardwalk on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

PICK OF THE DAY

David Diao and Gang Zhao

A dual exhibition by two Chinese-American artists, featuring silk-screened images of Bruce Lee and others by Diao, and figurative paintings by Zhao. Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Art Gallery, 202 Henley Bldg, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries:

2526 9019. Ends Feb 28

7 Feb 2005 - 12:00am