Lee Hoi-chuen Biography
(Chinese Opera Singer and Film Actor)
Birthday: February 4, 1901 (Aquarius)
Born In: Shunde District, China
Lee Hoi-chuen was a famous Cantonese opera singer and film actor. He is known worldwide as the father of the legendary film star Bruce Lee. Hoi-Chuen was born in China and worked for over a year in San Francisco around the time of Bruce Lee’s birth. He was also the father of Robert Lee, the founder and lead singer of a popular band called ‘Thunderbirds’. His life as a star and performer greatly influenced the life of both his sons, turning them into indelible and successful superstars. Hoi-Chuen worked in more than seventy films spanning thirty years of his acting career. Some of his earlier films include – ‘Robbing the Dead’, ‘Christams Tree’ and ‘Hundreds of Birds Adoring a Phoenix’. Towards the prime of his career he was signed for several movies, almost working in five to six films simultaneously. Hoi-Chuen breathed his last in 1965, a couple of days after his sixty-fourth birthday. His last few performances were in the films - ‘The Idiot Husband’, ‘Black Punch 4000’ and Ong Bak 4’. In a Posthumous film ‘My Brother’, Tony Leung Ka-fai played the character of Hoi-Chuen. The film was produced by his youngest son, Robert Lee.