BRUCE LEE (11/27/1940-07/20/1973)
I don't get why he has been dead for around two decades and people still like him. What is so great about this guy that he has lived beyond time? His kung-fu, talented skills as a martial artist, philosopher, movie producer and actor??? I think it has to be those.
He was born in San Francisco, California in 1940 and came back to Kowloon, Hong Kong in 1941. Some other websites provide his biography stated that he came back to Hong Kong when he was three. I don't know which one is right, so I'm just gonna say, he came back to Hong Kong around the age of one to three.
In 1959, he came back to the States to complete his high school education. Then he went to college choosing philosophy as his major--he met his wife there.
After college, he enacted in a television series called the Green Hornet. During his returning to Hong Kong, he had two of his feature films done, a stepping stone of his fame later on, others believe so.
He had been in a lot of movies before his death, which is still a mystery to people. There were several rumors about his tragic death which were related to Hong Kong triads, other martial artists, or he was cursed. The curse was also carried to his son's death based on other people's belief. They believed that his family was cursed by evil spirits.
No matter what is the cause of his death he is still a "Little Dragon" in his fans' hearts. I don't know why, but maybe I'm not a fan of his kung-fu moves
; I'm more of a Jet Li's fan. Personally speaking, I don't think I would have known about him if my cousin didn't watch his movies and imitated his moves with two-, three-section cudgel. (I've tried it once and I got hit with that thing. I think I was swinging too hard because it hurt like hell.
Anyhoooooo, you can check out more about him here,