Linda Lee Cadwell Age, Net Worth, Husband, Family, Height and Biography

linda lee cadwell
Net Worth $10 Million
Name Linda Lee Cadwell
Date of Birth 21 March 1945
Age 79 Years Old
Gender Female

Linda Lee Cadwell Net Worth

$10 Million

Linda Lee Cadwell is an American martial artist, teacher and author. As of 2024, Linda Lee Cadwell’s net worth is $10 million. Linda is mostly famous for being the widow of the late, legendary martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and also for writing the book, “Bruce Lee: The Man Only I knew”. The book is the base foundation of the movie, “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”.

Linda is also the co-founder of Bruce Lee Foundation and was a former trustee and unpaid advisor here.

Linda Lee Cadwell Wiki/Biography

Born on 21 March 1945, Linda Lee Cadwell’s age is 79 Years Old as of 2024. He was born in Everett in Washington, United States. Linda Emery was her birth name. Linda was always vocal regarding her feelings against racism and hierarchies. She appreciates no borders in companionship and is even amenable to mixed-race couples.

She informs people of her first hubby, Bruce Lee, and his legendary phrase, “Believe nothing you read and only half of what you see.”

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Linda Lee Cadwell Old Pic

Linda started her early education in Meany Junior High. After completing there, she went on to study at Garfield High School. Linda told in an interview that she had fun-filled childhood and high school days.

She then went on to study at the University of Washington. She got under Bruce Lee’s scope to become one of his kung fu students and learn closely the mastery of the technique. She also hoped to become a teacher from the university, as well.

Name Linda Lee Cadwell
Other Name Linda Lee and Linda Emery
Net Worth $10 Million
Date of Birth 21 March 1945
Age 79 Years Old
Birth Place Everett in Washington, United States
Currently Live In Boise, Idaho
Profession Martial Artist, Teacher and Author
Debut Writing Story: Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew (1975)
Years Active 1964 – Present
Nationality American
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity Swedish, Irish and English descent
Hometown Everett, Washington
Zodiac Sign Aries
School/High School Meany Junior High and Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington
College/University University of Washington
Education Qualification Graduate

Family, Husband & Relationships

Linda Lee Cadwell’s Parents are Vivian R. (née Hester) and Everett Emery. Her father’s name was Vivian R. (née Hester) and her mother was Everett Emery. Linda grew up in a Christian-based Baptist household. Linda believes she is motivated by her mother and that her mother continuously educated her that responsibility comes first.

linda lee cadwell family
Linda Lee Cadwell Family

So according to her, she realized the significance of efforts and dedication to responsibility from her mother. Linda attributes her open-minded temperament to her father.

Linda first met Bruce Lee in her high school where Lee was teaching Kung Fu. She started dating Lee eventually and despite the interracial dating was not so common back then, they decided to get hitched. Linda didn’t want to inform her family and let them down in front of society so she decided to elope with Lee. They got married in the month of August 17, year – 1964.

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Linda Lee Cadwell with her Ex Husband (Bruce Lee)

The loving couple moved to Hong Kong to start their married life and family. In an interview, Linda expressed how challenging it was for her to cope in a foreign country but Bruce’s love for her deemed every challenge she faced. The couple had their first child following the year of their marriage. They welcomed their son Brandon Bruce Lee in 1965.

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Linda Lee Cadwell with her Son (Brandon Bruce Lee)

They ever so in love couple had their second child in 1969 with the birth of their daughter Shannon Lee.

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Linda Lee Cadwell with her Daughter

Bruce Lee tragically passed away in the year 1973, dated 20th July due to cerebral edema caused by allergic reactions to an analgesic.

Linda wanted to move on with her life and tied knots with actor Tom Bleecker. However, the marriage couldn’t last long, and just after two years, the couple split in 1990. Tragedy loomed upon Linda yet again when, in the movie set of Crow, her son Brandon Lee was fatally shot by Michael Massee accidentally by a fake prop gun with 44 live rounds.

She was vocal about gun safety following the demise of her son. Linda’s marriage in 1991 with Bruce Cadwell, a stockbroker was a success. They are married for over 30 years now and reside in Rancho Mirage in California.

Father Name Vivian Emery
Mother Name Everett Emery
Brother Name
Sister Name
Husband Bruce Cadwell
Tom Bleecker (Ex)
Bruce Lee (Ex)
Marital Status Married
Shannon Lee
Brandon Lee

Physical Appearance

Linda Lee Cadwell is a white woman with blonde hair and blue color eyes. She has a slim and athletic build and weighs around 58 kg.

linda lee cadwell

She has black eyes and a sweet smile. Linda is a heterosexual (straight) female. Her zodiac sign is Aries. Linda is as tall as 170 cm.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 173 cm
in meters: 1.73 m
in feet inches: 5’ 7”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 60 kg
in pounds: 132 lbs
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde


Linda started her career as a teacher and soon on started dazzling with her capable writing skills. After the sudden and tragic death of her beloved husband Bruce Lee, she authored the book ‘Bruce Lee – The Man Only I Knew’(1975). The book inspired a filmmaker to make the 1993 movie, “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”.

linda lee cadwell

And grossed a net sum of $63 million across the globe.

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