Essay Archive - Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the
dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a
remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee
Jun Fan, which meant "return again." She felt he would return to the United
States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera.
A nurse suggested he be called Bruce as an American name for him.
Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco at the Jackson Street Hospital in
Chinatown. When he and his family returned to Hong Kong in 1941, he was calle....