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Jim Kelly

Actor/sportsman

Born - 5 May 1946, Paris, Kentucky, USA
Died - 29 June 2013

Lithe, narrow-faced, taciturn African-American martial arts star and all-round sportsman. After making his film debut in Melinda (1972), then supporting Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon (1973), Kelly played the title role in Black Belt Jones (1974), following up with Three the Hard Way (1974). Take a Hard Ride (1975), Hot Potato (1976), Black Samurai (1977), Black Belt Jones 2 (1978), Death Dimension (1979), The Amazing Mr No Legs (1980), Stranglehold 1994), African Ninja (2009), his last, and several others. In later years, Kelly also worked as a professional tennis coach. He died from cancer.