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Hong Kong Opens Exhibit To Honor Kung Fu Star Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee Statue in Hong Kong (credit: Johnson Lau/Wikimedia Commons)

Bruce Lee Statue in Hong Kong (credit: Johnson Lau/Wikimedia Commons)

(CBS SF/AP) – The late superstar Bruce Lee is best-known for the kung fu skills he displayed in his movies, but his daughter hopes that more people take the effort to understand his teachings and life philosophy.

Marking his death 40 years ago Saturday, the Hong Kong government has teamed up with the Bruce Lee Foundation to put together an exhibition to showcase the late star’s life, from his famous yellow tracksuit he wore in the movie “Game of Death,” to his writings and drawings.

The exhibition that opened Saturday, “Bruce Lee: Kung fu. Art. Life,” has more than 600 items on display, including photos, costumes, videos and even a 3.5-meter (3.8-yard) statue.

Bruce Lee in "Enter The Dragon" (credit: Warner Bros)

Bruce Lee in “Enter The Dragon” (credit: Warner Bros)


Lee, who was born in San Francisco but raised in Hong Kong, died at the height of his fame due to an allergic reaction to painkillers at the age of 32. His last film, “Enter the Dragon,” was released six days after his death and became his most popular movie.

Shannon Lee, who was 4 when her father died, said he is still such a strong influence that many make assumptions about her.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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