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Date of Birth 19 February 1947Beijing, China
Birth NameMei-Li Tong
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Betty Ting Pei was born in Beijing, China to a prominent and politically influential family. Her father and grandfather were physicians, and her mother was descended from warlords. The family migrated to Taiwan when she was two. In 1968, she joined the Shaw Brothers studio in Hong Kong, and Betty was one of its rising starlets when in 1971 she met martial arts superstar Bruce Lee. The controversy and many rumors surrounding Lee's mysterious death in her apartment in 1973 seriously damaged her own career. Although insisting for years that she and Lee were just friends, she admitted in a 2006 radio interview that they had been lovers for more than a year at the time of his death. She also said that the public censure and criticism she received had driven her to drug use as a means of escape, and while she was now clean, she still had psychological problems.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Charles Heung (1976 - 1980) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

According to the movie, 'Bruce Lee, a Dragon Story,' she was the actress Bruce Lee was having an affair with at the time of his death. Also according to this movie, his death came as a result of her giving him prescription cramp medicine that caused his brain to swell three times larger than normal.
Refused to make comments about her affair and alleged murder of Bruce Lee. A long time after his death, she finally broke her silence and denied killing and having any relationship other than friendship with Lee.
Hong Kong, where she is preparing her autobiography, much of which will deal with her relationship with Bruce Lee. [June 2007]

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