Linda Lee Cadwell
Wife of Bruce Lee
Linda Lee Cadwell
Linda Lee Cadwell is an American teacher and the widow of martial arts master and actor Bruce Lee.
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  • 2001
    Age 55
    Linda has continued to promote Bruce Lee's martial art Jeet Kune Do. She retired in 2001, and her daughter Shannon (who is now in charge of the Lee family estate), together with son-in-law Ian Keasler, run the Bruce Lee Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching Bruce Lee's philosophy on martial arts and his writing on philosophy.
    More Details Hide Details Linda 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. Lee also wrote the 1989 book The Bruce Lee Story (ISBN 0-89750121-7).
  • 1996
    Age 50
    In 1996, Bleecker published a book on his version of how Bruce Lee died.
    More Details Hide Details Her son Brandon Lee, an actor like his father, died in a fatal shooting accident on a movie set while filming The Crow on March 31, 1993, 20 years after his father's death. Brandon's fiancée, Eliza Hutton, was involved in an out-of-court settlement with the producers of The Crow in 1993, and was instrumental in having the film released in 1994.
  • 1991
    Age 45
    She married stockbroker Bruce Cadwell in 1991 and they live in Rancho Mirage, California.
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  • 1973
    Age 27
    Bruce Lee died suddenly on July 20, 1973 of cerebral edema. Linda was married to Tom Bleecker in 1988, and they divorced in 1990.
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  • 1964
    Age 18
    She continued to take Kung Fu lessons from him while attending college. They married on August 17, 1964.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1945
    Born on March 21, 1945.
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