Posted on 27 July 2013.
The Associated Press
HONG KONG (AP) — The late superstar Bruce Lee is best-known for the kung fu skills he displayed in his movies, but his daughter hopes that more people take the effort to understand his teachings and life philosophy.
Marking his death 40 years ago, the Hong Kong government has teamed up with the Bruce Lee Foundation to put together an exhibition to showcase the late star’s life, from his famous yellow tracksuit he wore in the movie “Game of Death,” to his writings and drawings.
Lee, who was born in San Francisco but raised in Hong Kong, died at the height of his fame due to an allergic reaction to painkillers at the age of 32. His last film, “Enter the Dragon,” was released six days after his death and became his most popular movie. Read the full story
Posted in Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/2, World News
Posted on 25 February 2013.
Daughter Shannon Lee at the gala (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)
The Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation raised over $250,000 for the Bruce Lee Action Museum during their annual Chinese New Year Black Tie Gala on Feb. 9 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/1
Posted on 31 October 2011.
BLAM committee member Jerry Lee (no relation) with Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda Lee Cadwell (Photo from NWAW)
The Bruce Lee Foundation held its inaugural fundraiser for the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant at the Great Wall Mall in Kent. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 44 | 10/29-11/4
Posted on 13 October 2011.
By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly
Bruce Lee and daughter Shannon Lee (Photo provided by Shannon Lee)
Almost 30 years after his death, the vision of a museum honoring breakthrough martial arts star Bruce Lee is coming to fruition. Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, is spearheading the effort to build a lasting memory in his honor.
She operates the Bruce Lee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Los Angeles. Though the foundation is in LA, she believes that Seattle is the only place for the museum.
“Seattle is already a destination place for a lot of Bruce Lee fans interested in his legacy.” Lee stated. “My brother and father are buried [in Seattle].” Both Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee, who was also an actor and martial artist, are buried at Lakeview Cemetery. Read the full story
Posted in Features, Vol 30 No 42 | 10/15-10/21
Posted on 13 October 2011.
Shannon Lee is hoping to bring her father’s legacy in the form of a museum to Seattle.
Seattle is the city where legendary martial artist and actor Bruce Lee spent some of his youth. Lee was born in San Francisco, but he moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was only three months old. He wouldn’t see the United States again until he was 18, when he moved to Seattle after spending a few months in San Francisco.
Lee completed his high school education in Seattle. He even worked at Ruby Chow’s Restaurant during this time; Chow was the first Asian American elected to the King County Council. Lee eventually enrolled in the University of Washington (UW), where he met his wife, Linda Emery. In 1964, three years after enrolling in the UW, Lee moved to Oakland and was eventually discovered by Hollywood. We all know the rest of the story! Read the full story
Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 42 | 10/15-10/21