Bruce Lee's birth at Chinese hospital to be marked with plaque
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
Reposted from San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, August 16, 2017
San Francisco native Bruce Lee will be honored Thursday afternoon with a plaque at the Chinatown hospital where he was born, presented by the makers of a new movie about him.
Presented by director George Nolfi and actor Phillip Ng, who is set to play Lee in "Birth of the Dragon," the plaque commemorates Lee's birth at Chinese Hospital in 1940.
It will be presented in a ceremony at 3 p.m. in front of the hospital at 845 Jackson St.
The film, set to open nationwide Aug. 25, will be set in 1960s San Francisco and is inspired by a showdown between the young Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man.
Chinese Hospital is a non-profit facility catering to Chinatown's multicultural, multilingual community, with origins dating back to 1899.
The hospital celebrated the opening of a new 88-bed Patient Tower, replacing an original 1925 building, in April 2016.
Lee, who went on to have an influential but brief film career, died in 1973 at the age of 32 in Hong Kong.
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