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Top 10 Facts - Bruce Lee
10.16.2015
Fact #1

His full name is Lee Junfan. The name homophonically means "return again", and was given to Lee by his mother, who felt he would return to the united states once he came of age.

Fact #2

He was born on November 27, 1940, in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.

Fact #3

The future star appeared in his first film at the age of 3 month, when he served as the stand-in for an american baby in golden gate girl (1941).

Fact #4

In 1953, he began to hone his passions into a discipline, studying Kung Fu (referred to as "gung fu" in cantonese) under the tutelage of master Yip Man.

Fact #5

While at the university of washington, he majored in philosophy with focus on the philisiphical principles of matrial art techniques.

Fact #6

He also studied dance, winning Hong Kong's cha-cha competition in 1958 which is kind of like the "dancing with the stars" of today.

Fact #7

Through his teaching, Lee met Linda Emery, whom he married in 1964.

Fact #8

Bruce Lee and his wife Linds soon moved to california, where Lee opened two more schools in Oakland and Los Angeles.

Fact #9

Among his famous students were celebrities such as Steve McQueen, Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris, James Coburn, and Kareem Adbul-Jabbar. He raised his hourly rate to $250 because he didn't want to give the impression that Kung Fu could be mastered by a few simple lessons.

Fact #10

Bruce's last movie "Enter the Dragon" was made for a modest $600, 000 in 1973. To date, is has grossed over $300, 000, 000.

Fact #11
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