Recent searches (0)
At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.
We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it’s important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.
Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.
Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.
Linda Lee Cadwell is a well-known personality for being the wife of Bruce Lee, a martial artist, teacher, and writer.
She completed her schooling in Washington. It was during her school days that she first met Bruce Lee.
During Linda's University studies, she joined the Kung Fu academy started by Bruce Lee, and Bruce Lee himself trained her. They loved each other and therefore got married in 1964. After Bruce Lee's death, Linda's life completely changed. She worked as a teacher for kids and then decided to share the philosophy of Bruce Lee with as many people as possible.
So Linda wrote two books about him, and the first-ever book was also made into a biographical film. Linda Lee and her daughter Shanon Lee also started The Bruce Lee Foundation to share knowledge of Bruce Lee martial arts and help other people and charity organizations in need.
Please continue reading to learn more about the wife of Bruce Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, including her net worth, physical attributes, childhood, education, hobbies, and interests.
Linda Lee Cadwell has been a martial artist for several years, a writer after Bruce Lee's death, and used to be a teacher for kindergarten kids. But it is mostly from her books and her little contribution to movies that she has accumulated a net worth of approximately $5-10 million.
It is estimated that Linda's annual earnings are around $400,000.
Linda Lee Cadwell is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.
Linda Lee Cadwell was born on March 21, 1945. As of 2022, she is 77-year-old.
The birthplace of Linda Lee Cadwell is the city of Everett which is located in Washington state, USA. Her parents were Everett Emery and Vivian R (née Hester), who named Linda Emery after birth. There is no information available about her siblings. Linda initially joined Garfield High School and completed her high school graduation there. Linda was a cheerleader while schooling. Linda's first meeting with Bruce lee occurred at the high school.
Although she was interested in joining a medical school, she enrolled at the University of Washington after high school. Besides studying at the University of Washington, she also joined the Kung Fu academy of Bruce Lee, located in Seattle, which Bruce Lee inspired her. There she was taught Kung Fu by Bruce Lee himself.
Linda Lee Cadwell first met Bruce Lee at her high school, and after her high school studies, she joined the University of Washington and the Kung Fu academy in Seattle run by Bruce Lee. It was in the academy that they started dating. Back then, marriage between an Asian and a white person was considered aberrant; therefore, they both eloped. Later, Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell accepted each other as husband and wife in 1964.
After marriage, the young family became complete when the couple was blessed with two children. The two children were named Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee, born in 1965 and 1969, respectively. Unfortunately, the marriage was broken after the tragic death of Bruce Lee in the year 1973.
More than a decade later, in 1988, Linda Lee Cadwell accepted Tom Bleecker as her husband, but the marriage did not last long, and they parted ways in 1990. Later in 1991, the marriage took place between Linda and Bruce Cadwell. They are together to date.
Linda Lee Cadwell's career is multi-directional. She is primarily an American teacher and writer. But she also contributed as a director, producer, and actor.
After the death of Bruce Lee, Linda completed her incomplete education of being a teacher. She then started working as a teacher for little kids in kindergarten. But she spent a lot of her time writing her first-ever book. She named the book 'Bruce Lee - The Man Only I Knew,' and this book was published two years after Bruce Lee's death in 1975.
Her first book was an instant success because they were loved by the fans and followers of Bruce Lee. This book was also used to make a biographical movie on Bruce Lee named 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.' This movie was released in the year 1993, and the movie was also a mega-hit. The famous actors Jason Scott and Lauren Holly played the roles of Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell.
In 1989, Linda Lee Cadwell also published her second book, named 'The Bruce Lee Story.' Shannon and her mother, Linda, started the Bruce Lee Foundation in 2002, where Linda works as an adviser while Shannon is the president and Sydney Wilson is the Secretary and Treasurer.
Apart from being a Martial artist and a writer, she is known to have directed two segments of 'Saturday Night Live' in 1980. Linda has made her appearance in the Bruce Lee film 'Enter the Dragon', and she has also worked as an actress and played the role of Ivy in 'A Night in Heaven.' She was the line producer in one of the episodes of the series 'Alive From Off Center' and the production coordinator in a TV movie.
Linda Lee Cadwell has also made her appearances in various documentary videos, documentary movies, and documentary series from the year 1972 to 2020. A few of them would include 'Operation Relief,' 'Bruce Lee: The Man and The Legend,' 'Bruce Lee, The Legend,' 'The Curse of the Dragon,' one episode of 'Unsolved Mysteries,' 'Famous Families', 'Bruce Lee: A Warriors Journey,' 'I am Bruce Lee,' and 'Be Water.' Linda is also expected to appear in 'Standing Next To Giants' in 2023.
Linda Lee Cadwell gained the most popular because she was the wife of Bruce Lee. She has also written very popular books about Bruce Lee, which have been used to make biographical movies on Bruce Lee.
It was after the death of Bruce Lee that Linda wanted to spread the knowledge and philosophy of martial arts that she learned from Bruce Lee. She wanted to help people in need. So Shannon Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell founded The Bruce Lee Foundation in Los Angeles, California, which helped them spread the philosophies of Bruce Lee.
The foundation runs camp Bruce Lee where the campers are taught the basics of becoming a martial artist and are also provided with scholarships. The Bruce Lee Foundation helps various other charity organizations with the required necessities. They run multiple programs through this foundation. Regardless of age, background, money, and social status, The Bruce Lee Foundation is helping people by boosting their confidence and providing scholarships to those in need.
In 2020, Linda Lee Cadwell was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.
Linda was extremely interested in cheerleading when she was young, so she was a cheerleader in high school, and her interests shifted to martial arts after she saw Bruce Lee perform at her high school, so she learned martial arts from Bruce Lee himself.
We would love your help! If you have a photo of Linda Lee Cadwell, either of them alone or a selfie that you would be happy to share, please send it to [email protected].
If you have knowledge or information that you think would help us improve this article, please contact us.
Read The Disclaimer
Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.
We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.
Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.
We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.