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.
I certainly agree with Amanda Oldman whose letter headlined, 'Martial arts icon deserves proper museum', appeared in these columns on January 7.Sunday, 21 January, 2001, 12:00am
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 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
The people behind Wudo.net just had their official launch.
According to a link promoting their product, Wudo.net is an online portal of 'marital arts products'.
Lai See had never heard of marital arts, but envisages beautifully crafted wedding bouquets, artistically woven veils, and self-help books for building the perfect marriage.25 Sep 2000 - 12:00am
Bruce Lee's last surviving apprentice will meet officials today to push for a Hong Kong museum to be set up in honour of the legendary kung fu master.
Ted Wong Kam-ming, 62, who flew in from Los Angeles for the 27th anniversary of Lee's death yesterday, will meet Leisure and Cultural Services Department officials and local members of the Bruce Lee Union.21 Jul 2000 - 12:00am
The forthcoming Bruce Lee Art Exhibition at the Cultural Centre is more than just an art exhibition - it is a silent protest against the Government's decision to shelve its plan to build a small Bruce Lee museum.7 Jul 2000 - 12:00am
I think it is a great shame that Hong Kong does not have a statue of Bruce Lee erected somewhere in a prominent public place.
Bruce Lee is one of Hong Kong's most famous sons, if not the most famous, and all of the public statues in Hong Kong are of old colonial figures.31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
A weekly look through the archives at how the century progressed March 9, 1973: The Hang Seng Index rose to a record 1,774. In April, it crashed.5 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
A GALLERY for kung-fu hero Bruce Lee is likely to be set up after winning strong support from municipal councillors.
At least 23 of the Provisional Urban Council's 50 members have agreed to the establishment of the Bruce Lee Memorial Gallery at Sai Wan Ho.
Councillors will vote on a motion at a full meeting on Tuesday.12 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
The American restaurateur fell in love with Hong Kong 29 years ago. A bit-part actor in more than 30 kung fu movies, his most famous role was as lead villain in the Bruce Lee film The Way Of The Dragon. His restaurant ventures have included La Bodega and Paco's on Robinson Road, both of which have since changed hands, and the Bruce Lee Cafe.5 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
Born in Athens, Greece and brought up in Atlanta, Georgia, Reuben spent six years in Taipei before joining Hong Kong's Metro Radio in 1993. He hosts FM Select's Metro Zoo morning show and performs as a stand-up comedian, but television voiceovers provide his bread and butter.20 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
FANS of Hong Kong's most famous son are to gather at the Bruce Lee Cafe to celebrate their hero being named one of the top 100 icons of the century by Time magazine.
Bruce Lee, who died in 1973 aged 32, shared the honour with the likes of Princess Diana, the Kennedys, Che Guevara and football phenomenon Pele in the list of people who shaped the century.6 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
Michelle Yeoh, Hong Kong's own (well, almost) high-kicking kung fu star, narrates a five-part series on the Discovery Channel next month. The World of Martial Arts (June 6-10 at 8 pm) explores the origins, philosophies and amazing techniques behind the most exciting forms of martial arts.16 May 1999 - 12:00am
WHO knows what goes through the minds of our Provisional Urban Council members? Ad-lib certainly does not. Recently, councillor Yip Kwok-chung proposed setting up a Bruce Lee memorial but had his proposal slapped down by other councillors. The reason? They said Lee's personal life was 'not good' and would set a bad example for the young ones.11 Apr 1999 - 12:00am
Non-Bruce Lee worshippers (gasp, horror, yes, there are some of us) can be forgiven for being a bit sceptical about dining at a place called the Bruce Lee Cafe.9 Oct 1998 - 12:00am