le_trouver (le_trouver) wrote,

For many years now, fans have thought that Bruce Lee’s quarter European ancestry had been German through his maternal grandfather. Not only does the existing genealogical record yield zero evidence for this claim, but testimony by his mother contained in family immigration documents within the U.S. National Archives clearly states otherwise.

Thomas (who, incidentally, is perhaps better known as Elvis Costello’s bass player) states that Bruce’s mom “was the daughter of a Chinese mother and a German father.” Both relatives and researchers that are close to Bruce’s maternal Hong Kong family know that this is wrong, but still this idea persists.
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