Bruce Lee ("Asylum Ultimate Series") 18 inch (2001)

Bruce Lee (\"Asylum Ultimate Series\") 18 inch (2001)

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Date Added: Thursday 27 March, 2008

by Paul Cunningham

________Biography of Bruce Lee________
*Bruce Lee (Lee Hsiao Lung), was born in San Fransisco in November 1940 the son of a famous Chinese opera singer.
*Bruce moved to Hong Kong when he soon became a child star in the growing Eastern film industry.
*His first film was called The birth of Mankind, his last film which was uncompleted at the time of his death in 1973 was called Game of Death.
*Bruce was a loner and was constantly getting himself into fights, with this in mind he looked towards Kung Fu as a way of disciplining himself.
*The famous Yip Men taught Bruce his basic skills, but it was not long before he was mastering the master.
*Yip Men was acknowledged to be one of the greatest authorities on the subject of Wing Chun a branch of the Chinese Martial Arts.
*Bruce mastered this before progressing to his own style of Jeet Kune Do.

*At the age of 19 Bruce left Hong Kong to study for a degree in philosophy at the University of Washington in America.
*It was at this time that he took on a waiter's job and also began to teach some of his skills to students who would pay.
*Some of the Japanese schools in the Seattle area tried to force Bruce out, and there was many confrontations and duels fought for Bruce to remain.

*He met his wife Linda at the University he was studying. His Martial Arts school flourished and he soon graduated.
*He gained some small roles in Hollywood films - Marlowe- etc, and some major stars were begging to be students of the Little Dragon.
*James Coburn, Steve McQueen and Lee Marvin to name but a few.
*He regularly gave displays at exhibitions, and it was during one of these exhibitions that he was spotted by a producer and signed up to do The Green Hornet series.
*The series was quite successful in the States - but was a huge hit in Hong Kong.
*Bruce visited Hong Kong in 1968 and he was overwhelmed by the attention he received from the people he had left.

*He once said on a radio program if the price was right he would do a movie for the Chinese audiences.
*He returned to the States and completed some episodes of Longstreet. He began writing his book on Jeet Kune Do at roughly the same time.

*Back in Hong Kong producers were desperate to sign Bruce for a Martial Arts film, and it was Raymond Chow the head of Golden Harvest who produced The Big Boss.
******The rest as they say is history.******

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

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