China to make 40-part Bruce Lee special

BEIJING, April 11 (UPI) -- China Central Television, the country's national broadcaster, has begun shooting a 40-part television series on the late kung fu master Bruce Lee.

'Green Hornet' buzzes to Columbia Pictures

HOLLYWOOD, March 22 (UPI) -- "The Green Hornet," which tracks the exploits of a millionaire publisher and his crime-fighting alter ego, has been picked up by Hollywood's Columbia Pictures.

Bruce Lee theme park planned for China

SHUNDE, China, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A theme park honoring Chinese-American martial arts star Bruce Lee is planned for the city in China where his family lived.

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China plans Bruce Lee amusement park

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- China plans a Bruce Lee martial-arts themed park complete with a rollercoaster that will make his signature screams and grunts. The Sunday Times of London reports the park will be patrolled by Bruce Lee "mannequin robots," radio-controlled from inside a g

Kung fu star Bruce Lee still profitable

SHUNDE, China, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Bruce Lee, a Chinese-American martial arts star who died in 1973 at age 32, is worth millions in licensing fees, a business agent said.

Va. man gets 30 years in Bush plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29 (UPI) -- A Falls Church, Va., man convicted of conspiring to kill President George W. Bush was sentenced to 30 years in prison in an Alexandria courtroom Wednesday.

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Today is Sunday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2005 with 34 to follow.
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Bosnia unveils Bruce Lee memorial

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Bosnian city of Mostar Saturday unveiled its bronze statue of actor Bruce Lee, beating Hong Kong's similar unveiling by a one day.

Bruce Lee fans choose statue

HONG KONG, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Bruce Lee fans have chosen a pose from his 1972 "Fists of Fury" as the design for a Hong Kong statue honoring the kung-fu icon.

Hong Kong to erect Bruce Lee memorial

HONG KONG, July 24 (UPI) -- Fans of actor Bruce Lee are being asked to vote on a design for a statue to be erected in Hong Kong and unveiled on the Kung-fu legend's birthday.

'Ong-Bak' star wants to carry on legacy

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Up-and-coming Thai movie star Tony Jaa says he wants to present Muay Thai boxing the same way actor Bruce Lee presented kung fu -- through the art of film.

25 films added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Library of Congress Wednesday announced 25 films -- including movies featuring Popeye, Bruce Lee and Elvis -- were added to the National Film Registry.

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2004 with 34 to follow.
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Bosnia erecting Bruce Lee statue

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- An area of Bosnia that's ethnically split between Muslims, Croats and Serbs is erecting a statue in honor of Kung-Fu legend Bruce Lee, an ethnic Croat.
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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of modern times, and a cultural icon.

Lee was born in San Francisco, California in the United States, to parents of Hong Kong heritage but raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Upon reaching the age of 18, Lee emigrated to the United States to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles.

His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked a major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world as well. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films, Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and The Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse posthumously.

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