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Lee Hoi-chuen

Lee Hoi-chuen
Chinese name 李海泉 (traditional)
Chinese name 李海泉 (simplified)
Pinyin Lǐ Hǎiquán (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lei5 Hoi2 Cyun4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Lee Moon Shuen 李滿船
Ancestry Jun'an, Shunde, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1901-02-04)4 February 1901
Jun'an, Shunde, China, Qing Dynasty
Died 7 February 1965(1965-02-07) (aged 64)
St. Teresa's Hospital, British Hong Kong
Spouse(s) Grace Ho (1907–1996)
Children Phoebe Lee
Agnes Lee
Peter Lee
Bruce Lee
Robert Lee

Lee Hoi-chuen (4 February 1901 – 7 February 1965) was a Hong Kong Cantonese opera singer and film actor. He was the father of Bruce Lee.

Lee and his wife, Grace Ho, were in San Francisco, California in 1940 when their second son Bruce Lee was born. The couple were traveling for a one-year US tour with the Cantonese Opera Company. Their youngest son, Robert Lee, was famous in Hong Kong during the 1960s as the lead singer and founder of a popular beat band, The Thunderbirds.[1][2]

Lee Hoi-chuen was born in Jun'an, Guangdong on 4 February 1901, he died in Hong Kong on 7 February 1965, three days after his 64th birthday and a week after the birth of his grandson Brandon Lee.

In popular culture

Lee Hoi-chuen was portrayed by Tony Leung Ka-fai in the 2010 film Bruce Lee, My Brother.[3]


  1. ^ In The Shadow Of A Legend - Robert Lee Remembers Bruce Lee
  2. ^ Trans World 60's Punk Hong Kong 60s Re-capture
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