Facts of Linda Lee
|Full Name:||Linda Lee|
|Age:||78 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||March 21,1945|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo|
|Birth Place:||Everett, Washington, USA|
|Father's Name:||Everett Emery|
|Mother's Name:||Vivian R. Emery|
|Education:||Garfield High School, University of Washington|
|Ethnicity:||Swedish, Irish, and English|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
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The iconic figure of Hong Kong named Bruce Lee who died an unfortunate and untimely death continues to inspire people all over the world and of all ages. His death had left a large void which is difficult to fill. There have been writings, documentaries, and films made on him. Each one of us is aware of this greatest of all times martial arts expert, but do you know that he had left behind a wife named Linda Lee and two children, Brandon and Shannon.
So how has his immediate family coped up with his death? How had Linda’s life been after her husband’s death? Who was Linda Lee before she met Bruce Lee? These and many more such queries might be cropping up in your mind which might be answered to a certain extent by the below-mentioned life graph of Linda Lee!
Linda Lee’s birth and childhood days
If we look at Linda’s life before she met, we see that it was quite different from the traditional Chinese lifestyle of Bruce Lee. Linda was born as Linda Emery on 21 March 1945 in Everett, Washington to Vivian R. and Everett Emery. She has a mixed descent and has roots linked to Swedish, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her siblings’ data is missing.
Linda had attended Garfield High School and later graduated from the University of Washington. It is reported that she used to a cheerleader during her school days. Though Linda had wanted to take up medicine as a profession, life had a different vocation arranged for her.
The teacher-student love
The love story of Linda Lee and Bruce Lee is rather cute. The two had met at Garfield High School. She then joined his Academy to learn martial arts. She was learning Kung Fu from him and without realization fell in love with each other. The two did not waste much time and soon on 17 August 1964 tied the knot in Seattle, Washington. Their relationship was not much liked by their parents due to its inter-racial nature and ideas of elopement had even crossed their minds.
The couple moved to Hong Kong after their marriage and Linda Lee had mentioned how the Chinese people there gave her weird looks. One year into the wedding and the couple welcomed their first child; son Brandon. In 1969, their daughter Shannon was born. But four years later in 1973, Bruce Lee died due to acute cerebral edema.
Linda returns to the US and her marriages
Linda no longer felt like staying in Hong Kong and later came back to Seattle and later moved to LA. 15 years later in 1988, Linda married actor and writer Tom Bleecker. But by 1990, the couple had called it quits. In 1991, she married a third time, and this time it was with Bruce Cadwell who works as a stockbroker. The family now resides in Rancho Mirage, CA. On 31 March 1993, Linda lost her son Brandon due to an accident on the sets while shooting for a film.
Her career post-death of Bruce Lee
Linda Lee had strived tirelessly to keep the memories of her late first husband alive. She does not want his name to be misused. They set up the Bruce Lee Foundation and also have laid copyright claims on his name and title. Her daughter Shannon assists her in it. Her stay in the USA, her different culture, and her copyright claim all have led her to be distanced from Bruce Lee’s family which includes his brother Robert Lee and sisters Phoebe and Anges.
In 1975, she penned a book on Bruce Lee which was titled Bruce Lee-the Man only I knew. It was positively reviewed and also sold many copies. She also took to teaching kindergarten children in the USA. Her second book called The Bruce Lee Story came out in 1989. Her first book was adapted into the 1993 film called Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. The mother-daughter duo toil ceaselessly to keep Bruce Lee’s name glowing in the hearts of his fans and people worldwide.