Bruce Lee Birthday, Date of Birth

Bruce Lee

Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA). Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.

The son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-chuen, Lee was born in the Chinatown area of San Francisco, California, on November 27, 1940, to parents from Hong Kong, and was raised with his family in Kowloon, Hong Kong. He was introduced to the film industry by his father and appeared in several films as a child actor. Lee moved to the United States at the age of 18 to receive his higher education at the University of Washington in Seattle, and it was during this time that he began teaching martial arts. 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. The direction and tone of his films dramatically changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in the US, Hong Kong, and the rest of the world.

He is noted for his roles in five feature-length martial arts films in the early 1970s: Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Golden Harvest's Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Golden Harvest and Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978), both directed by Robert Clouse. Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, based upon his portrayal of Chinese nationalism in his films and among Asian Americans for defying stereotypes associated with the emasculated Asian male. He trained in the art of Wing Chun and later combined his other influences from various sources into the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist). Lee held dual nationality in Hong Kong and the US. He died in Hong Kong on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32, and was buried in Seattle.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Wednesday, November 27, 1940
Place of Birth
San Francisco Chinese Hospital
Age
80
Star Sign

The November 27, 1940 was a Wednesday under the star sign of . It was the 331 day of the year. President of the United States was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

If you were born on this day, you are 80 years old. Your last birthday was on the Friday, November 27, 2020, 96 days ago. Your next birthday is on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in 268 days. You have lived for 29,316 days, or about 703,605 hours, or about 42,216,337 minutes, or about seconds.

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27th of November 1940 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 27, 1940

LEE TRACY COMING WITH A PLAY DEC.9; 'Every Man for Himself,' Which Deals With Hollywood, Scene, to Be at Guild 'CORN IS GREEN' RATED HIT Revival of 'Charley's Aunt' Has Gross of $13,500 in a Week-- --Other News of Stage

Date: 28 November 1940

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SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD; Warners Buys 'Winged Victory' by A.J. Cronin as Vehicle for Geraldine Fitzgerald 'DULCY' TO ARRIVE TODAY Newcomer at the Criterion-- Boris Karloff in 'The Ape' Opens at the Rialto

Date: 27 November 1940

By DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD; Loretta Young Signed by Frank Lloyd for Title Role in 'The Lady From Cheyenne' PROGRAMS ARE CHANGED 'Moon Over Burma' to Open at Paramount Dec. 11 Instead of 'Second Chorus' Irving Rapper to Direct

Date: 28 November 1940

By DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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JAPANESE DESCRIBE NEW HANKOW DRIVE; Say They Have Forestalled the Recapture of Ichang

Date: 27 November 1940

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Date: 28 November 1940

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DUFF COOPER SEES CENSORSHIP PERIL; British Information Minister Says Curb on News Was Great Harm to France COMMONS TO STUDY ISSUE Chief Press Censor Explains He Tries to Hide From Nazis Details of Attacks Censor Assailed in Commons

Date: 28 November 1940

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BRITISH MAKE A BID FOR SOFIA'S AMITY; Offer to Respect Bulgaria's Integrity in Peace Terms if She Keeps Out of War ROME DENIES GERMAN AID Says Italians Will Fight Greeks Alone--Nazis and Reds Riot at Sofia University

Date: 27 November 1940

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NEWS OF MARKETS IN EUROPEAN CITIES; Advance of British Industrials Feature London Trading-- Gilt-Edge Issues Firm BERLIN SESSION BEARISH Amsterdam Prices Higher on Favorable Dutch-Indies and U.S. Business Reports

Date: 28 November 1940

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NAZI RAIDER SINKS INDIAN OCEAN SHIP; Second British Freighter Also Believed Victim of German Sea War Off Australia PRISONERS TAKEN ABOARD 27, Rescued by Warship After Eluding Capture, Say Woman Is Among Those Held Lost Freighter Traded Here Ships Off India Warned

Date: 28 November 1940

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BRITISH SHIP LOSS EXCEEDS RENEWALS; Cross, Announcing Orders in U.S., Says Empire Cannot Fill Gap of Sinkings Unaided LISTS 17 VICTIMS IN WEEK 59,534 Tons Is Below Average --Farm Aid Planned to Add to Food Production

Date: 27 November 1940

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