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Linda Lee Cadwell Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Linda Emery
Place Of Birth
Everett, Washington, USA
78 years old
Birth Date
March 21 1945

Linda Lee Cadwell Facts

Child Star?
Teacher, Writer, Martial Artist
Education & Qualifications
Garfield High School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Bruce Cadwell
Brendon Lee, Shanon Lee
Everett Emery, Vivian R (née Hester)

About Linda Lee Cadwell 

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.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Linda Lee Cadwell's net worth?

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.

How much does Linda Lee Cadwell earn per year?

It is estimated that Linda's annual earnings are around $400,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Linda Lee Cadwell?

Linda Lee Cadwell is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.

How old is Linda Lee Cadwell?

Linda Lee Cadwell was born on March 21, 1945. As of 2022, she is 77-year-old.

Childhood And Education

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.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Linda Lee Cadwell's partner?

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.

Career And Professional Highlights

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.

Charity Work

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.

What awards has Linda Lee Cadwell won?

In 2020, Linda Lee Cadwell was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.

Linda Lee Cadwell's Hobbies And Interests

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.

Other Interesting Linda Lee Cadwell Facts And Trivia

  • Apart from martial arts and writing, being a teacher for kindergarten kids was one of her many works.
  • She became a writer to publish Bruce Lee's books after his death. She wanted to spread his philosophy across the world.
  • 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.
  • The death of Bruce Lee was not the only tragedy in her life; her son Brandon Lee faced a tragic death while shooting for the film 'The Crow' on March 31, 1993. He was accidentally shot by a prop gun in his stomach and died even after surgeries.
  • Bruce Lee and Linda spent some time in Hong Kong because Bruce Lee was not accepted for lead roles in Hollywood. They moved back to Los Angeles, California, after Bruce Lee started getting opportunities, and now Linda and her daughter reside in Los Angeles.
  • Both her children have been trained in martial arts by Bruce Lee and Linda, so they could also be called a family of martial artists.
  • She was living with her husband, Bruce Cadwell, in California. Later they moved out of California and are currently living in Idaho with her husband, Bruce Cadwell.
  • Linda Lee Cadwell has also made her appearances in various documentary videos, documentary movies, and documentary series from the year 1972 to 2020.
  • Her birth name was Linda Emery.

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