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Bruce Lee Address History


Seattle WA

After returning to the United States in 1959 (Bruce was born in America) he lived and worked at Ruby Chow's restaurant, 1122 Jefferson Street, Seattle WA 98104 (at the corner of Broadway and Jefferson). The building is no longer there

UPDATE: One of the earliest locations where Bruce and his first students would exercise and train is 651 S. Weller St, Seattle WA 98104

UPDATE: The TaiTung Restaurant at 655 S. King St, Seattle WA 98104 was one of Bruce's favorite places to eat

In 1963 Bruce opened the 1st official Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute at 4750 University Way, Seattle WA 98105. He lived in the back of the restaurant at the same address. Taky Kimura became his senior instructor

Later, Bruce moved the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute to 418 1/2 8th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98104

Bruce attended and graduated from the Edison Technical School in 1960. It is now the Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway (Broadway and Pine), Seattle WA 98122

Bruce performed gung fu demonstrations at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Avenue, Seattle WA 98122. This is where he met his future wife Linda Emery

He also gave gung fu demonstrations at Franklin High School, 3013 S. Mount Baker Blvd., Seattle WA 98144

Bruce attended the University of Washington, 4014 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98195

Sometimes Bruce taught gung fu classes near these impressive columns on the University of Washington campus

Both Bruce and Brandon Lee are buried at Lakeview Cemetery, 1554 15th Avenue E, Seattle WA 98122. Many are unaware that Bruce's headstone is not the original one. The original featured a picture of Bruce in glasses. This was vandalized and subsequently replaced with the current headstone


Bruce was born on November 27, 1940 at Chinese Hospital, 845 Jackson Street, San Francisco CA 91433. In 1998, on the 25th anniversary of his death, a plaque was placed at the Chinese Hospital honoring his birth

UPDATE: When Bruce first returned to the United States in 1959 he lived at 654 Jackson St, San Francisco CA 94133 before moving to Seattle where he lived for several years

Bruce and Linda lived with James Yimm Lee (no relation) and family in the Maxwell Park area of Oakland at 3039 Monticello Avenue, Oakland CA 94619

In 1964 Bruce opened the second Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute at 4157 Broadway, Oakland CA 94611.  The building is no longer there but stood near here where this car dealership is now located at 4145 Broadway. James Yimm Lee became his senior instructor. 

There is some debate over whether Lee's school was located at 4157 or 4175 Broadway. However, the Oakland City Permit completed 7/24/64 confirms the 4157 Broadway address.The confusion over the correct location is evident even today by the fact that official Bruce Lee website sells a t-shirt with the incorrect address of 4175 Broadway

In 1967 Bruce established the 3rd Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute at 628 W. College Street, Los Angleles CA 90012. Dan Inosanto became his senior instructor

Bruce lived in the Barrington Plaza apartments located at 11740 Wilshire Boulevard, Apt A-2308, Los Angeles CA 90025

Bruce and Linda rented several different apartments and houses before purchasing their first home in 1968. Linda states in her book "Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew" that they moved four times in a 2-year period

They lived in an apartment at 10976 Wilshire Boulevard (Wilshire and Gayley), Apartment 3, Los Angeles CA 90024 in 1966. This is now a high rise office building

Bruce and Linda lived in this house at 2509 W. 115th Place, Inglewood (Hawthorne) CA 90250 in 1967

Bruce and Linda rented this house at 4114 Van Buren Place, Culver City CA 90232 in 1967/68

In 1968 Bruce and Linda purchased their first home in Bel Air CA for $47,000. The address is 2551 Roscomare, Bel Air CA 90077 and is just off famous Mulholland Drive

There have been several locations over the years for Dan Inosanto's training academy. In April 1974, Dan opened the Filipino Kali Academy at 23018 S. Normandie, Torrance CA 90710

Today Dan Inosanto's "Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts" is located at 13348 - 13352 Beach Avenue, Marina Del Rey CA 90292

Today the home of Bruce Lee Enterprises is 1460 4th Street, Suite 210, Santa Monica CA 90401. Phone 310-451-9990. Fax 310-451-9992

The Bruce Lee Educational Foundation is listed at 11693 San Vincente Boulevard, Suite 918, Los Angeles CA 90049. However, this is just a mail drop site and is actually the address of the Brentwood Mailbox Center

Hong Kong

As a child Bruce's family lived at 218 Nathan Road, Kowloon Tong Hong Kong

Bruce and Linda lived at 2 Man Wan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Bruce, Linda, Brandon and Shannon lived at 41 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Hong Kong at the time of Bruce's death in 1973. The following pictures are from around that time

Over the years, Bruce's former house was bought and sold several times eventually becoming a sleazy sex motel with rooms rented by the hour. Fortunately, in 2008 the home was purchased by the Chinese government and is expected to be turned into a Bruce Lee museum

July 20, 1973 Bruce was found unconscious at Betty Ting Pei's apartment at 67 Beacon Hill Road, Kowloon Tong Hong Kong

Barely alive he was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon Hong Kong where he was pronounced dead

Brandon Lee

Brandon Bruce Lee was born on February 1, 1965 at East Oakland Hospital, Oakland CA

Brandon lived with his mom and sister Shannon in this house at 7 Lariat Lane, Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274

Brandon attended high school at Chadwick School, 26800 S. Academy Drive, Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274

 Brandon graduated from Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116-4624

Brandon made the Crow on the set of Carolco Studios (now EUE/Screen Gem Studios) located at 1223 N. 23rd Street, Wilmington NC 28405

After he was accidentally shot on the set of the Crow he was rushed to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington NC 28401

After his death Brandon's body was taken to Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington NC 28401

Brandon's autopsy was performed at Onslow Memorial Hospital, 317 Western Blvd., Jacksonville NC 28546

Brandon lived with his fiancee Eliza Hutton at 1905 Benedict Canyon Drive,  Beverly Hills CA 90210 at the time of his death

Eliza grew up in Independence MO at 5366 S. Downey Court, Independence MO 64055

Shannon Lee

Shannon Emery Lee was born April 19, 1969 at Santa Monica General Hospital, Santa Monica CA. In 1994 she married Ian Keasler and is now known as Shannon Lee Keasler

Linda (Emery) Lee

Linda Emery was born March 21st, 1945 in Seattle WA

Linda lived in this house at 2332 11th Avenue E., Seattle WA 98102 at the time she met Bruce

At age 36, Linda received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from California State University, 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach CA 90802-4210

Linda married Tom Bleecker in 1988 and they divorced in 1990. 

Today Linda lives in Boise, Idaho with her 3rd husband, former stockbroker Bruce G. Cadwell. They were married in 1991.
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