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Bruce Lee's Biography

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Lee Jun Fan or Lee Yuen Kam, who was much more commonly known as Bruce Lee, was born on 27 November 1940 in San Francisco and died on 20 July 1973.

Bruce Lee went to Hong Kong as a child, and acted in a number of films there in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but in 1958 he returned to the United States.

A great martial artist, Bruce Lee developed his own style called Jeet Kune Do. But, as he himself wrote in a letter to Wong Shun-leung on January 11, 1970:

"Jeet Kune Do is only a name. The most important thing is to avoid having bias in training."

In 1964 Bruce Lee married Linda Lee Cadwell, and they had a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Shannon.

His first major American acting role was playing Kato in the television series "The Green Hornet".

Bruce Lee missed out on the starring role in Kung Fu. The cult television series was originally Bruce Lee's idea but executives chose not offer him the role of Kwai Chang Caine, who was played instead by David Carradine.

In the end, it was in Hong Kong that Bruce Lee made his breakthrough into the film world with films like Return of the Dragon, and Enter the Dragon, which was to be his last film, and was released after his death.

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