Lee, Bruce

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Name
Lee, Bruce Gender: M
Li Jun Fan
born on 27 November 1940 at 07:12 (= 07:12 AM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°15' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°24 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°12'



Portrait of Bruce Lee 
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Bruce Lee
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Biography

Chinese-American actor and martial arts expert who portrayed heroism and grace in movies featuring his martial arts. His first movie from China became wildly popular in the U.S., which led to American films and beginning a martial arts craze. He became a cult figure among action-loving youths, with fan clubs around the world. Lee's films include "The Big Boss," 1971 and "Enter the Dragon," 1973.

Lee played the superhero's chauffeur Kato in "The Green Hornet," a stiffly acted adaptation of the old radio series that started September 1966. After the series ended, Lee guest-starred in TV shows such as "Longstreet" and then taught martial arts to Hollywood stars.

Lee, ever the consummate professional, would rehearse action scenes until they were textbook perfect. He privately mastered all forms of martial arts to such an extent that he could beat recognized champions. Hong Kong filmmaker Raymond Chow put him in a series of martial arts pictures which made Lee an international star.

The demanding standards of excellence took their toll and he had a mild seizure in May 1973. On 7/20/1973 while at the apartment of an actress friend discussing the possibility of her co-starring in a movie with him, he suffered a severe headache. When he stretched out on her bed, she offered him the prescription drug Equagesic for his pain. Shortly after the actress friend tried to shake him awake, thinking he looked too still while he slept. When Lee didn't respond, she called Chow who was awaiting their arrival at a restaurant. Chow told her to call an ambulance and rushed back over arriving at the same time as medics who were getting no signs of life. Artificial respiration was attempted but Lee didn't respond. At Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a pair of doctors massaged his heart and stimulated it with an injection but nothing helped. Lee was declared dead an hour after he arrived. First reports indicated that Lee suffered a cerebral hemorrhage brought on by the Equagesic. Since he hadn't taken enough to do more than cause an upset stomach an inquest was held. The coroner testified that Lee may have died of cannabis poisoning because traces of "pot" were discovered in the actor's stomach and intestines. Friends and associates maintain that Lee was murdered and theories range from angry Elders of the Manchu Dynasty to the CIA and jealous film rivals bumping him off.

Lee left an outline for a story that was turned into the film "The Silent Flute" with David Carradine playing the role that had been intended for Lee and was released in 1979, along with his final appearance in the film "Game of Death." His son Brandon, who followed in his footsteps to make more action-films, was also killed at an early age, on 3/31/1992 ( by a gun that was supposed to have contained only blanks, but fired a bullet that had accidentally been left lodged in the barrel.)

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Sebring, Jay (born 10 October 1933). Notes: Sebring helped Lee land his first acting role on TV
  • other associate with Williams, Van (born 27 February 1934). Notes: TV co-star
  • parent->child relationship with Lee, Brandon (born 1 February 1965)
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Lee, James Yimm (born 31 January 1920)

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 2 August 1964 in Long Beach (Spotted by Jay Sebring, leads to big break)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 17 August 1964 in Seattle (Linda Emery)
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  • Death of Father 8 February 1965 in Hong Kong (Lee Hoi Chuen)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 9 September 1966 (Debut broadcast of "The Green Hornet")
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 5 February 1967 in Los Angeles (Opens Los Angeles chapter of the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 19 April 1969 in Santa Monica (Daughter born, Shannen Lee)
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  • Work : Lose social status 7 December 1971 (Loses "Kung Fu" TV series role to David Carradine)
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  • Death by Disease 20 July 1973 at 7:30 PM in Hong Kong (Brain hemmorhage, age 32)
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  • Death of Child 31 March 1992 (Son killed at early age)
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Source Notes

Robert Paige quotes B.C. in Constellations '77. Same in Contemporary American Horoscopes

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Chinese)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Son followed his footsteps)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son also died at young age)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (China to U.S.)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Sports : Martial arts (Pro, taught and performed)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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