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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.

REASON TO GIVE

NEW-MIGRANT student Tse Yin-san is startled when a Chinese woman confronts him in busy To Kwa Wan and asks him if he needs help. Looking more puzzled than embarrassed, he shakes his head. 'No, no,' Yin-san says.

Saturday, 11 September, 2004, 12:00am

Bosnia's Bruce Lee coup revives calls for HK memorial

Bruce Lee followers in Hong Kong have renewed their calls for the government to fund a permanent memorial to their hero after learning that a statue to the kung fu star is about to be erected ... in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Outside edge

AS THE PHONE rings in London's Rathbone Hotel, mental pictures form of Chang-rae Lee wiping his mouth of the fine food he is known to prefer or resting the putter after practising on the floor to refine his handicap of 10. Perhaps he's grading the work of his creative writing students from Princeton University, whose corridors he shares with Toni Morrison and Joyce Carol Oates.

4 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

New take on kung fu king

Wong Kar-wai is diving into kung fu. While he may not be picking up any martial arts moves himself, the iconic Hong Kong director is looking to make a movie about the story of Ip Man, the real life kung fu master of Bruce Lee.

3 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Life of a legend

November 27, 1940: Bruce Lee Jun-fan is born in in San Francisco. He starts his acting career at three months, playing a female baby in Golden Gate Girl.

1946: Moves to Hong Kong with his parents, where he appears in 20 films as a child and attends La Salle school.

1953: Takes up kung fu after losing a street fight.

20 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q Is Bruce Lee deserving of a permanent Hong Kong memorial or museum?

Hong Kong doesn't have many memorials to individual citizens, regardless of their accomplishments. But there are streets and buildings named after colonial politicians and philanthropists.

10 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee's daughter urges HK government to build a permanent tribute to her father

The daughter of Bruce Lee has encouraged the Hong Kong government to establish a permanent tribute to her father, while local fans remain furious that nothing has been done to mark the life and times of our most famous film star.

8 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Bruce is the boss

All hail Bruce Lee, icon of our times. The film star and wing chun master is the post-war Hong Kong hero whose statue SAR readers would most like to see in the Botanical Gardens.

With movies such as Enter The Dragon and Fists Of Fury, Lee (right) made being small and skinny cool and deadly. He is still Hong Kong's greatest export.

22 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Mother fears runaway abode boy is with gang

A distraught mother has launched an appeal to trace her son who was barred from school for more than two years and who ran away a week after learning his claim to take up his right of abode had failed.

4 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

SAR declared a loser in Bruce Lee museum fight

Fans of Bruce Lee gathered in the Guangdong port town of Shunde yesterday for the opening of a museum dedicated to the kung fu star, and criticised Hong Kong authorities for not opening one first.

27 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

A head for figures

HIS DESIGNS are everywhere - in magazines and on street posters and advertising boards in MTR stations. If you have not heard of Eric So yet, you will soon.

First gaining public recognition for his award-winning Bruce Lee action figures collection in 1998, So's creations have become ultra-cool items for youngsters.

19 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

Two of China's finest artistic traditions are given modern-day interpretations by two Hong Kong-based artists in an exhibition at Hanart TZ Gallery. Ink painter Leung Kui-ting has worked with the best - he studied with Lu Shoukwan and published a book with Wucius Wong. Fascinated by the principles of graphic design, Leung took its elements and injected them into ink paintings.

6 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee given short shrift by Government

I certainly agree with Amanda Oldman whose letter headlined, 'Martial arts icon deserves proper museum', appeared in these columns on January 7.

21 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Martial arts icon deserves proper museum

I was greatly saddened to learn in the Sunday Morning Post, on December 31 that Bruce Lee's former family home in Kowloon Tong is being used as a love hotel.

I think the Legislative Council should recognise Bruce Lee's worldwide iconic status and provide the Hong Kong people with a proper museum to commemorate him. The Kowloon Tong site would seem the obvious place to have it.

7 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

The Immortal Bruce Lee

The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) presents The Immortal Bruce Lee: From The Kid To Kung Fu Dragon in commemoration of the anniversary of the legendary star's 60th birthday. Twenty of Lee's movies, some newly restored, will be screened until December 17.

1 Dec 2000 - 12:00am