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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The late San Francisco native Bruce Lee was honored Wednesday afternoon with a plaque on the Chinatown Hospital the place he was born, introduced by the makers of a brand new film about him. Watch the preview above.
Introduced by director George Nolfi and actor Phillip Ng, who is about to play Lee in “Start of the Dragon,” the plaque commemorates Lee’s start at Chinese language Hospital in 1940.
It was introduced throughout a three:00pm ceremony in entrance of the hospital at 845 Jackson Road.
The movie, set to open nationwide on August twenty fifth, can be set in 1960’s San Francisco and is impressed by a showdown between the younger Lee and kung fu grasp Wong Jack Man.
Chinese language Hospital is a non-revenue facility catering to Chinatown’s multicultural, multilingual group, with origins courting again to 1899.
The hospital celebrated the opening of a brand new 88-mattress Affected person Tower, changing an unique 1925 constructing, in April 2016.
Lee, who went on to have an influential however temporary movie profession, died in 1973 on the age of 32 in Hong Kong.
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