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Here's a locations associated with movie star and martial arts legend, Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee (née Lee Jun-fan) was born at the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco on November 27, 1940 to Lee Hoi-chuen (father) and Grace Ho (mother).
The elder Lee was a leading Cantonese opera and film actor on tour in America at the time of Bruce's birth. The family returned to Hong Kong (specifically, Kowloon) shortly after Lee was born, and within months Japan invaded Hong Kong.
Bruce Lee would return to San Francisco in 1959 at the age of eighteen.
After getting in numerous fights with street gangs in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was sent by his parents back to America.
He arrived in 1959, and lived and worked at the Ruby Chow restaurant in Seattle. Ruby Chow was a restauranteur that became the first Asian American to serve on the King County Council (Seattle), where she served three terms.
Bruce Lee opened his first Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute at this address in Seattle in 1963. Lee lived in the back of this address during this time.
It was also at this time that Bruce Lee began taking an interest in one of his students, Linda Emery. Lee and Emery were married the following year in 1964.
On Sept 3, 1959, Bruce Lee enrolled at the Edison Technical School to complete his high school equivalency. He graduated on December 2, 1960.
Today, the location is part of Seattle Central College.