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Linda Lee Cadwell

Linda Lee Cadwell
Linda Lee in 1998.
Born Linda C. Emery
(1945-03-21) March 21, 1945
Everett, Washington, U.S.
Spouse(s) Bruce Lee (1964–73; his death)
Tom Bleecker (1988–90; divorced)
Bruce Cadwell (1991–present)
Children Brandon Lee (1965-93)
Shannon Lee

Linda Lee Cadwell (born Linda C. Emery; March 21, 1945) is an American teacher and the widow of martial arts master and actor Bruce Lee.[1]


  • Life and career 1
    • Books 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Life and career

She was born in Everett, Washington, the daughter of Vivian R. (Hester) and Everett Emery.[2][3] Her family was Baptist and of Swedish, Irish, and English descent.[4][5] She met Bruce Lee while she was attending Garfield High School, where Bruce came to give a Kung Fu demonstration; he was attending the University of Washington at the time. Eventually, she became one of his Kung Fu students when she was attending the University of Washington as a student studying to become a teacher.

She continued to take Kung Fu lessons from him while attending college. They married on August 17, 1964. Linda was a few credits short from graduation. They had two children together, Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee. Bruce Lee had opened his own Kung Fu school at the time and was teaching Wing Chun, which would later serve as the basis for Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee died suddenly on July 20, 1973 of cerebral edema.

Linda was married to Tom Bleecker in 1988, and they divorced in 1990. She married stockbroker Bruce Cadwell in 1991 and they live in Rancho Mirage, California.

Her son Brandon Lee, an actor like his father, died in a shooting accident on a movie set while filming The Crow on March 31, 1993, 20 years after his father's death.[6]

Lee Cadwell has continued to promote Bruce Lee's martial art

External links

  1. ^ "No Charges Filed in Actor's Death During Filming". The New York Times. September 6, 1993. 
  2. ^ Lee, Linda; Jack Vaughn; Mike Lee (1989). The Bruce Lee Story. p. 15. ISBN0897501217. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Bruce Lee: Overcoming Resistance With Persistence
  5. ^ Little, John (1997). Words of the dragon: interviews 1958-1973. Tuttle Publishing. p. 36. ISBN0804831335. 
  6. ^ Pristin, Terry (August 11, 1993). "'"Brandon Lee's Mother Claims Negligence Caused His Death : Movies: Linda Lee Cadwell sues 14 entities regarding the actor's 'agonizing pain, suffering and untimely death' last March on the North Carolina set of 'The Crow.  
  7. ^ Chase, Donald (October 25, 1992). "Re-Enter the Dragon". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 


Lee Cadwell wrote the 1975 book Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew (ISBN 0-446-89407-9), on which the 1993 feature film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story was based. She was portrayed by actress Lauren Holly in the film adaptation.[7] Lee Cadwell also wrote the 1989 book The Bruce Lee Story (ISBN 0-89750121-7).

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