Photos: Bruce Lee over the years

Forty-two years ago this week, the world lost Bruce Lee, a martial artist who inspired millions and became a game changer for the way Asians Americans were perceived in Hollywood. Lee raised the art of Kung Fu in the public eye and became an action movie icon. His famous yellow jumpsuit and beautiful mastery of the art of fighting made him a household name across the globe.

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HONG KONG CHINA - 1971: Bruce Lee in a scene from the Kung Fu classic Fists Of Fury in 1971 in Hong Kong China. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 09: THE GREEN HORNET - Season One - 9/9/66, Bruce Lee (pictured) played Kato, a martial arts expert and faithful sidekick to the crime-fighting masked hero, the Green Hornet, otherwise known as millionaire newspaper publisher, Britt Reid, in this 1966-67 series., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
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Chinese-American martial arts exponent Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973), in a still from the film 'Enter The Dragon', directed by Robert Crouse for Warner Brothers, 1973. (Photo by Fotos International/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
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Bruce Lee in a martial arts position in a scene from the film 'Enter The Dragon', 1973. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)
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Chinese-American martial arts exponent Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973), in a still from the film 'Enter The Dragon', directed by Robert Crouse for Warner Brothers, 1973. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 09: THE GREEN HORNET - Season One - 9/9/66, Bruce Lee (pictured) played Kato, a martial arts expert and faithful sidekick to the crime-fighting masked hero, the Green Hornet, otherwise known as millionaire newspaper publisher, Britt Reid, in this 1966-67 series., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
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1973: Chinese-American martial arts exponent Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973), in a still from the film 'Enter The Dragon', directed by Robert Crouse for Warner Brothers. (Photo by Alan Band/Keystone/Getty Images)
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Original Film Title: GAME OF DEATH. English Title: GAME OF DEATH. Film Director: ROBERT CLOUSE. Year: 1978. Stars: BRUCE LEE.
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