🇺🇸11/27 - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story(1940 - 1973)

Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher.

• Born: November 27, 1940, Chinese Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA
• Died: 20 July 1973, Hong Kong Kowloon Dang, Hong Kong
• Height: 172cm

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Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, at the Chinese Hospital in Chinatown, San Francisco. According to the Chinese zodiac, Lee was born in both the hour and the year of the Dragon, which according to tradition is a strong and fortuitous omen. His parents returned to Hong Kong with Lee when he was three months old. Bruce's father, Lee Hoi-chuen, was Han Chinese, and his mother, Grace Ho (何愛瑜), was of Eurasian ancestry. Lee's maternal grandfather was Chinese and his maternal grandmother was English. Lee's great uncle, Robert Hotung, was a successful businessman and philanthropist of Dutch Jewish and Chinese descent.

Bruce was later beaten up by a street gang, which inspired him to take up martial arts training under the tutelage of Sifu Yip Man who schooled Bruce in wing chun kung fu for a period of approximately five years. This was the only formalized martial arts training ever undertaken by Lee. The talented and athletic Bruce also took up cha-cha dancing and, at age 18, won a major dance championship in Hong Kong.

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