Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker known for movies like Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon as well as the technique Jeet Kune Do.Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. He was a child actor in Hong Kong who later returned to the U.S. and taught martial arts. He starred in the TV series The Green Hornet (1966-67) and became a major box office draw in The Chinese Connection and Fists of Fury. Shortly before the release of his film Enter the Dragon, he died at the age of 32 on July 20, 1973.

Accomplishments

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1958 – recognized as the “Crown Colony Cha-Cha Champion” in Hong Kong – 18 years old. 1964 – Karate Championship Award presented at the 1964 International Karate Championships for his “contribution to karate.” May 2, 1964 – Commemorative Exhibition Award presented by Wally Jay and the Island Judo Jujitsu Club of Alameda, California in appreciation for his gung fu exhibition. January 28, 1967 – Appears on the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon to help raise money for victims of the disease. May 1967 – National Karate Championship Appreciation Award presented in appreciation of his participation. 1967 – Appreciation Award presented by Wally Jay and the Island Judo Jujitsu Club of Alameda, California. June 1968 – National Karate Championship Award in appreciation of his participation as a guest judge. May 1969 – National Karate Championship Appreciation Award in appreciation of his participation as a special guest. May 1970 – National Karate Championship Appreciation Award in appreciation of his participation as the guest of honor. October 30, 1970 – Awarded a “Golden Horse Award” for Best Mandarin Movie for the film Fist of Fury. 1972 – Inducted into Black Belt magazine’s Black Belt Hall of Fame. 1972 – Receives an award for being selected by the Hong Kong “Evening” Newspaper as one of the top ten movie stars. June 1972 – Appears with son, Brandon, on Hong Kong TVB Operation Relief telethon to help raise funds to aid victims of a recent typhoon in Hong Kong; makes a personal donation of $10,000 Hong Kong dollars. March 12, 1973 – St. Francis trophy presented by the students of his Hong Kong alma mater for participation in St. Francis Xavier’s College Sports Day. 1974 – Inducted into Black Belt magazine’s Black Belt Hall of Fame for the second time as the Man of the Year / Martial Artist of the Year.

Lasting Impact

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The History Channel's How Bruce Lee Changed the World explores the amazing multitude of ways that Bruce Lee - the first international Asian superstar--has influenced pop culture. Calling Lee the biggest movie star in history is a bit of a stretch (though every shot of this hypnotically charismatic performer argues that he might have been, had he not died abruptly before the release of his fourth and most successful movie, Enter the Dragon).A wealth of interviewees, ranging from filmmakers like Jackie Chan (who was a stunt man on Lee's movies in his early career), John Woo, and Brett Ratner, comedians like Eddie Griffin and Margaret Cho, musicians like LL Cool J, RZA, and Damon Albarn, athletes like boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and bodybuilder Flex Wheeler, and more, testify to the enormous impression Lee had on them.

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