Bruce Lee's BiographyBruce Lee is the greatest martial artist, who through his unique talent, motivation, and hard work became a universal legend and gained millions of followers all over the globe. A talented actor, director, and a screenwriter, he could portray the beauty and power of the eastern martial arts on screen.
Childhood and YouthBruce Lee was born in the United States, where his dad, Lee Hoi-Chuen – a Cantonese Opera Star, was on tour at the time. His pregnant wife, Grace Lee, a Chinese beauty with German roots, accompanied him throughout his trip. When it became obvious that the labor would start any day then, Lee Hoi left his wife at San Francisco Hospital and went on with his performances. On the 27th of November 1940, in the hour and day of Dragon, a boy was born, who was eventually fated to become a legend.
Having come back to the native HongKong, where their older daughter Phoebe and son Peter were waiting for them, the parents tried to make it seem as if they had a girl named Sai-fon («small phoenix»). They tried to fool evil spirits, who, according to their views, took their first child, who died as a baby. Initially, they dressed Bruce as a girl and pierced his ear to dispel any doubts. Interestingly, in his first role, he also appeared as a girl, portraying a 3-months old daughter of the main character in the drama «Golden Gate Girl».
Lee Hoi-Chuen tried to guide the way for his son and often brought him to film sets and theatre. Through this Bruce found his way into the industry quite early, and at the age of six he played a little thief in «The Birth of Mankind». His father dreamt about his child becoming an artist and saw that despite his thin build, disproportionately long arms, and slightly twisted left leg, the boy had an innate talent for rhythm and plastique. This is why he signed Bruce up for dancing, which Bruce immediately took to.