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Jim Kelly
Original name: James Milton Kelly
Birth: May 5, 1946
Paris
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 2013
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Martial Artist, Actor. Born James Milton Kelly, he was a natural athlete who excelled in football, baseball and track in high school and at the University of Louisville. In 1971, he won four major martial arts championships in a row and became a star in the karate world which led to his being hired for a small role in 1973's 'Enter The Dragon' starring Bruce Lee. Among other films he appeared in were 'Black Belt Jones' (1974), 'Three the Hard Way' (1974), 'Golden Needles' (1974), 'Take a Hard Ride' (1975), 'Hot Potato' (1976), 'Black Samurai' (1977), 'The Tattoo Connection' (1978), 'Death Dimension' (1978), 'The Amazing Mr. No Legs' (1981), 'One Down, Two To Go' (1982), 'Stranglehold' (1994), 'Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted' (2004), 'Afro Ninja Destiny' (2009) and 'Afro Ninja' (2009). Kelly, who was the second cousin of baseball star Willie Mays and a professional tennis player on the USTA Senior Men's Circuit, died of cancer. (bio by: Louis Mata) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Louis Mata
Record added: Jun 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113138652
Jim Kelly
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Jim Kelly
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- AMELIA
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
We lost you one year ago!!!!!!!!
- Marvin Leon Green Sr.
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
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