Is the Lee Family Cursed?
Is the Lee Family cursed? Bruce Lee and his son Brandon Lee both died tragically young. But what caused these heartbreaking deaths? Was the family cursed by a demon? Were they cursed because of Bruce’s martial arts teachings? What happened on the set of The Crow? Or were they just coincidental terrible accidents? Listen and vote!
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Questions Explored in this Episode
Who is the Lee family? What is the history of Bruce Lee’s father, son, and himself? How and when did they all die? What type of martial arts did Bruce study and teach? Which movies did Bruce star in, and how did Brandon break into acting? What was it like on the set of The Crow? Was the movie cursed? Was a Chinese triad upset with Bruce? Why was Bruce’s mother scared that a demon was hunting her son? Did that curse spread to Bruce’s son Brandon? Is the family cursed?
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History of the Lee Family
Pat explores the history of Lee Moon-sheun (Bruce Lee’s father), Bruce Lee, and Brandon Lee. He discusses the martial arts Bruce learned and taught to his son despite the triad being upset by the teachings. Learn about their storied acting careers with many famous movies including Bruce’s Enter the Dragon and Brandon’s The Crow.
Pat and Rebecca debate if the Lee family was cursed. While Bruce Lee’s mom believed a demon might have cursed her son, others believe that Bruce’s insistence on teaching his martial arts to non-Chinese people was controversial (to say the least). Did either of these cause father and son to be cursed?
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Lee
Little Bits of Gaming and Movies: https://littlebitsofgaming.com/2018/02/01/the-lee-family-curse/
YouTube – CurioSips “Curse of the Lee Family Killed Brandon Lee?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__YnFuyxnEI
YouTube –Rebel Edsel (Mr. Flapjack) “Curse of the Dragon (Why did the Lees die?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZjLe_u9HuA
YouTube –Looper “The Truth About Brandon Lee Finally Revealed”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VkGkgu815c
Real Unexplained Mysteries: https://realunexplainedmysteries.com/the-bruce-lee-family-curse
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com