Bruce lee: a life by matthew polly simon & schuster bruce lee may have died 45 years ago this month, but he remains one of the best-known chinese celebrities lee’s films kick-started the kung fu genre, turning martial arts into a global phenomenon and boosting the hong kong movie industry’s reputation internationally. Ambulance #40 had picked up bruce lee from a second-floor apartment at 67 beacon hill road, but bruce’s home was at 41 cumberland road after a few more phone calls, hs chow discovered that the occupant of the beacon hill road apartment was betty ting pei.
Author matthew polly’s exhaustive new biography of lee examines lee as a man, a filmmaker, a martial artist and a stereotype-destroying icon guests matthew polly author, bruce lee: a life @matthewepolly.
A new bio on the 45th anniversary of bruce lee's death debunks myths about the martial arts legend who is now so revered that he's called kung fu jesus.
Friday marks the 45th anniversary of legendary actor bruce lee’s death as his fans reflect on his life and career, the author of his recent biography, bruce lee: a life is sharing a few insights from his extensive research and interview process below matthew polly reflects in his own words.
The biography and story of bruce lee began on november 27, 1940 in san francisco, california he was born lee jun fan, the fourth child of a chinese father named lee hoi-chuen and a mother of chinese and german ancestry named grace.