Synopsis by John Patrick Sheehan
A&E documents the life of Bruce Lee in this entertaining edition of Biography. Bruce Lee was a popular actor and martial-arts expert. He was born Lee Jun Fan in San Francisco, California. Although an American by birth, Lee became the star of mainly Hong Kong martial-arts films. Lee got his start as a martial-arts instructor to Hollywood actors, before turning to show business himself. He developed his own style of martial arts called Jeet Kune Do which has remained popular since his death. He originally appeared as Kato in the TV series The Green Hornet during the 1960s where he became known to American audiences. Lee made a series of popular martial-arts films including Return of the Dragon (1973) and Enter the Dragon (1973), before dying mysteriously of brain edema at the age of 32. His work brought the martial arts genre to America and gave it exposure on an unprecedented level. It has been rumored that a curse follows his family which led to his untimely death as well as that of his son Brandon whose life was also cut short just as he was rising to prominence.
actor, Hollywood, jeet-kune-do, martial-arts