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Lee Hoi-chuen

Lee Hoi-chuen

Father of Bruce Lee
Lee Hoi-chuen
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Quick Facts

Intro Father of Bruce Lee
Was Singer Opera singer Actor
From China
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 4 February 1901, Jun'an, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
Death 7 February 1965, British Hong Kong, British Empire (aged 64 years)
Star sign Aquarius
Family
Spouse: Grace Ho
Children: Bruce LeeRobert LeePhoebe LeePeter LeeAgnes Lee
Instruments:
Voice
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Lee Moon-shuen (4 February 1901 – 7 February 1965) known professionally as Lee Hoi-chuen, was a Cantonese opera singer and film actor in Hong Kong. He was the father of Bruce Lee, the father-in-law of Linda Lee Cadwell, and also the paternal grandfather of Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.

Family

Lee Hoi-chuen with his wife and baby Bruce Lee

Lee Hoi-chuen was born in Jun'an, Guangdong on 4 February 1901. He moved to Hong Kong and became a Cantonese Opera actor. There, he met and married Grace Ho (1907–1996) who was of half-Chinese and half-Caucasian. They had two daughters, Phoebe and Agnes, and three sons, Peter, Bruce and Robert.

Lee and his wife were travelling for a one-year US tour with the Cantonese Opera Company in 1940 when their second son Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco. They later returned to Hong Kong when Bruce Lee was three months old.

Their youngest son Robert Lee, who was born in 1948, would go on to become famous in Hong Kong during the 1960s as the lead singer and founder of a popular beat band, The Thunderbirds.

Lee died of a heart attack in Hong Kong on the 7 February 1965, three days after his 64th birthday and six days after the birth of his grandson Brandon Lee. He was buried at St Raphael's Catholic Cemetery at Cheung Sha Wan in Kowloon.

In popular culture

Lee Hoi-chuen was portrayed by Ric Young in the 1993 film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and by Tony Leung Ka-fai in the 2010 film Bruce Lee, My Brother.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 05 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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