Happy 71st Birthday, Bruce!

Born Lee Jun-fan, Bruce Lee was born 27 November 1940. He was a lot of character but he was best remembered as a martial arts instructor and actor. He founded the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement, widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist, and a cultural icon.

Born in San Francisco to parents of Hong Kong heritage, Bruce Lee was raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 18 to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time that he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles.

He died July 20, 1973 of cerebral edema. How do you best remember Bruce Lee?

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