b 11.27.40 - d. 07.20.73 (brain edema). Lee received his degree in philosophy from the University of Washington. He had respect for traditional beliefs, but was considered iconoclastic for rejecting certain traditions as oppressive to the individual. He wished to make martial arts a tool for equality, and did not speak against any other school; rather, he reduced all that he had absorbed into jeet kune do, and his ideal of simplicity, harmony, and integrity. As an actor, he was best known for his role in the American-produced Enter the Dragon, 1973.