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Jim Kelly
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Death Wore White (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine #1)
byJim Kelly
3.66 avg rating — 791 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
The Water Clock (Philip Dryden, #1)
byJim Kelly
3.39 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
Death Toll (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine #3)
byJim Kelly
3.77 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Death Watch (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine, #2)
byJim Kelly
3.67 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
The Fire Baby (Philip Dryden, #2)
byJim Kelly
3.51 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
Death's Door (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine, #4)
byJim Kelly
3.86 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
The Moon Tunnel (Philip Dryden, #3)
byJim Kelly
3.66 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
The Skeleton Man (Philip Dryden, #5)
byJim Kelly
3.68 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
The Coldest Blood (Philip Dryden, #4)
byJim Kelly
3.66 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
The Funeral Owl (Philip Dryden, #7)
byJim Kelly
3.73 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
Nightrise (Philip Dryden, #6)
byJim Kelly
3.66 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
At Death's Window (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine #5)
byJim Kelly
3.78 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Death Ship (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine #7)
byJim Kelly
3.85 avg rating — 123 ratings — 5 editions
Death on Demand (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine # 6)
byJim Kelly
3.80 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?
byMarv Levy, Jim Kelly(Foreword)
4.19 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer
byTed Kluck, Jim Kelly(Foreword), Maurice England(Reading)
3.31 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
The Free State of Jones and The Echo of the Black Horn: Two Sides of the Life and Activities of Captain Newt Knight
byThomas Jefferson Knight, Ethel Knight, Jim Kelly(Foreword)
3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings — 3 editions
Reader's Digest: Zero Game / Fire Baby / Promise Of A Lie / Death & Life Of Charlie St. Cloud
byBrad Meltzer(Goodreads Author), Jim Kelly, Howard Roughan, Ben Sherwood
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2004

With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's Island in Вихiд Дракона (1973). Kelly quickly cropped up in several more martial arts influenced "blaxploitation" films including Three the Hard Way (1974), Golden Needles (1974) and Black Belt Jones (1974), with its interesting fight finale in a soap filled car wash! He then appeared in several other action films of the late seventies, however since 1980, Kelly has only cropped up in two minor roles. A talented athlete, winning ranked titles both in tennis and karate, Jim Kelly was an integral part of the African-American & martial arts cinematic explosion of the 1970s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44

Spouse (1)

Marilyn Dishman (January 1967 - 1968) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

International Middle Weight Karate Champion (1971)
Was first interested in karate after leaving the University of Louisville as a freshman and moving to Lexington; began studying martial arts under karate instructor Parker Sheldon
Became a professional tennis player in 1975, rising to No. 2 in California in the senior men's doubles rankings and reaching the state's top ten in senior men's singles.
Spent part of his childhood in San Diego but graduated from high school in Kentucky--Bourbon County High School --where he starred in several sports, including track and football.
He resided in Southern California and worked as a professional tennis coach.
Has one daughter Sabrena.

Personal Quotes (1)

I broke down the color barrier. I was the first black martial artist to become a movie star.

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