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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.

Marital aids get a kick out of Lee

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'.

Monday, 25 September, 2000, 12:00am

Bruce Lee apprentice weighs in to museum bid

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

Pics of the week

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

Statue plea

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

The decade we lost Bruce Lee

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

High hopes for Bruce Lee gallery

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

John Benn

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

Favourites

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

Bruce Lee a Time icon of the century

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

Diversions

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

Annoyed over Bruce Lee slur

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

Kicking cuisine for Bruce Lee fans

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

Burning the midnight oil

Fu Yiu-man seems to have it all. The 43-year-old investment banker is at the pinnacle of his career, he has a devoted wife, a son and a daughter in good schools and a large, comfortable home in Mid-Levels.

15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

HK superstar

When I was a kid growing up in Vancouver in the early 1970s, I used to love Bruce Lee, as did all my friends. With Kung Fu also in its heyday, it was a rather common occurrence to see kids in my neighbourhood kicking the tar out of each other trying to emulate their favourite martial arts heroes.

20 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Hero's family deserves support

The story of Lee Ying-kwong who lost his life in trying to save two other lives is a story of self-sacrifice and a story of human love for another life beyond one's own life (and family).

13 Jun 1998 - 12:00am