Lee, Bruce, 1940-1973

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Bruce Lee (b. November 27, 1940, San Francisco, California – d. July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, actor, philosopher, and filmmaker. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. Lee was born in Chinatown, San Francisco and raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong with his family until his late teens. Lee returned to the United States at 18 to attend the University of Washington at Seattle. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, sparking a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), Way of the Dragon (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973), and The Game of Death (1978). Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films. He trained in the art of Wing Chun and later combined his other influences from various sources, in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist). Lee held dual nationality of Hong Kong and the US. He died in Hong Kong on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32.
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creatorOf Clouse, Robert, 1928-1997. Opération dragon [Multimédia multisupport] / Robert Clouse, réal. ; Michael Allin, scénario ; Lalo Schifrin, comp. ; Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri... [et al. ], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Clouse, Robert, 1928-1997. Le jeu de la mort [Multimédia multisupport] / Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Colleen Camp, Dean Jagger... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn William Dozier papers, 1941-1977 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Lo, Wei, 1918-1996. La fureur de vaincre / Lo Wei, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Lee, Bruce, 1940-1973. Le jeu de la mort / Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Dan Inosanto, Tse Hon-joi... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Lo, Wei, 1918-1996. Big boss / Lo Wei, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Maria Yee, James Tien... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Dozier, William, (1908-1991). Papers, 1941-1977. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Lee, Bruce, 1940-1973. Le jeu de la mort / Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Dan Inosanto, Tse Hon-joi... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Lee Hoi-chuen INS Immigration Arrival File National Archives at San Francisco
creatorOf Lo, Wei, 1918-1996. La fureur de vaincre [Multimédia multisupport] / Lo Wei, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Lo, Wei, 1918-1996. La fureur de vaincre [Multimédia multisupport] / Lo Wei, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Lo, Wei, 1918-1996. Big boss / Lo Wei, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Clouse, Robert, 1928-1997. Opération dragon [Multimédia multisupport] / Robert Clouse, réal. ; Michael Allin, scénario ; Lalo Schifrin, comp. ; Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri... [et al. ], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Lo, Wei, 1918-1996. La fureur de vaincre / Lo Wei, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Return Certificate Application Case File of Chinese Departing -- Bruce Lee (12017/53752) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Lee, Bruce, 1940-1973. La fureur du dragon / Bruce Lee, réal. ; Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Chuck Norris... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Oi Yee Ho INS Arrival Immigration File National Archives at San Francisco
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Birth 1940-11-27

Death 1973-07-20

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