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Brandon Lee
Birth: Feb. 1, 1965
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1993
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

Actor. Born to Bruce Lee, creator of the Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts, and the German born American Linda Lee Emery in Oakland, California. The Lee family moved to Hong Kong in 1971 where the senior Lee made several films and Brandon became fluent in Cantonese. With his father's death in 1973, the family returned to the United States. Brandon attended the Chadwick School until he was expelled for insubordination. After attaining a GED, he enrolled in Emerson College in Boston before moving to New York to attend the Lee Strasburg Academy acting school and joined the American New Theatre. He made his film debut on American television in "Kung Fu: The Movie" in 1986. His feature film debut was in the Hong Kong produced Cantonese language film "Long Zai Jiang Hu" in 1986. He returned to American television in 1987 for "Kung Fu: The Next Generation" and a short lived role in the Pat Morita series, "Ohara." In 1990 he starred in his first English language feature film "Laser Mission" which he followed with his breakthrough role in "Showdown in Little Tokyo." His first starring role was the action adventure "Rapid Fire" in 1992. He was then cast as Eric Draven in "The Crow" which was based on the comic of the same name. The production of the film was plagued with numerous problems from the beginning of filming including injuries among the crew. The film was scheduled to wrap after two months of shooting, a week before the scheduled end of production they were running behind schedule, and it was decided that dummy rounds used in the firearms would be made from real cartridges. On the third take of the evening, the cameras began to roll and Brandon entered the scene in progress, the actor portraying 'Fun Boy' shot at him as scripted. Brandon fell backwards against a door and collapsed. It was then discovered that he was bleeding from the abdomen and slipping into shock. An ambulance was called. At the hospital, five hours of surgery was unable to save the actor's life. A bullet had apparently penetrated Brandon's abdomen and lodged near his spine. He died shortly after his fiance, Eliza Hutton, arrived at the hospital just after 1:00 in the afternoon. The shooting was ruled an accident. His funeral was held in Seattle, Washington and attended by over 400 people. He was interred beside his father. "The Crow" was finished and released in May 1994. The film was dedicated to Eliza Hutton and Brandon Lee. (bio by: Iola) 
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  Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973)
Lake View Cemetery
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Lot 276, Grave 2, SE
GPS (lat/lon): 47.6333, -122.3158
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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