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28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

Jim Kelly and Mark - 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to cure paralysis held at The Waldorf Astoria - New York, NY, United States - Monday 30th September 2013

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Actor Jim Kelly Loses His Battle With Cancer Aged 67


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Martial Arts actor Jim Kelly died aged 67 on Saturday (29th June 2013). He was best known for his role in Enter The Dragon alongside Bruce Lee and John Saxon. The film, made in 1977, combines martial arts, spying and crime. He appeared in other Martial Arts films including Black Samurai, Hot Potato and Three The Hard Way

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Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon, 1977.

Kelly was the first Black Martial Arts actor. He was discovered whilst teaching Martial Arts in L.A. His career continued throughout the 70's. 

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Jim Kelly – Actor And Marital Arts Expert – Dies Ages 67


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Jim Kelly, who starred alongside Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon, has sadly passed away aged 67. Kelly started studying martial arts in 1964 in Kentucky and later moved to California. In the 1980s, he re-trained as a professional tennis coach.

Bruce LeeLee and Kelly starred together in Enter The Dragon

Famous for bringing martial arts to the black community – in films at least – Kelly paved the way for Afro Caribbean and African Americans to both watch and get involved in Martial Arts. This was exemplified best by looking at the Afro Samurai video game series, and the subsequent animated adaption, which almost certainly wouldn’t have existed without Kelly’s intervention in the fighting genre.

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Enter The Dragon Star Jim Kelly Dies


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Martial arts expert-turned-movie star Jim Kelly has died at the age of 67.

Kelly passed away on Saturday (29Jun13) at his home in San Diego, California following a battle with cancer, according to his ex-wife Marilyn Dishman.

The star came to prominence in 1973 film Enter the Dragon opposite Bruce Lee, and was famous for his one-liners and huge Afro hairstyle.

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New York City Police Foundation Gala

Greg Kelly, Veronica Kelly, Raymond W. Kelly and Jim Kelly - New York City Police Foundation Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom - Arrivals - New York, United States - Thursday 4th April 2013

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Jim Kelly and Veronica Kelly
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Jim Kelly and Bill Cunningham
Jim Kelly, Veronica Kelly and Greg Kelly

More Trouble For Fareed Zakaria


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Clouds re-formed over CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday after a former Newsweek magazine senior editor disclosed that he wrote an introduction for a 2010 special standalone issue on the environment that was published under Zakaria's byline. The former editor, Jerry Adler, told the New York Observer that he had been informed "through channels" before he wrote the five-paragraph commentary that the piece would go out under Zakaria's name. Such an arrangement is not uncommon, former Time managing editor Jim Kelly suggested in an interview with the newspaper. "My first job at Time magazine [in the 1970s] was, in fact, writing the publisher's letter. The publisher signed it, Jack Myers, he couldn't have been more pleasant. I went to meet him the first week, and he said 'No, just make me sound good, kid.' The publisher never wrote the letter." Last week Zakaria acknowledged that he had unintentionally plagiarized a paragraph for a CNN commentary from an article written by Jill Lepore in the New Yorker. But Tony Emerson, a former managing editor of Newsweek International , told the Observer that the latest incident doesn't involve "an issue of plagiarism, per se. ... This is an issue of -- whose byline was it?"

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Enter The Dragon Review


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A bellwether among martial arts films, Enter the Dragon was effectively the final film of Bruce Lee before his death at age 33 of brain edema (ouch). Dragon stands tall for both its high-flying, slow-motion kung fu stunts, its classic Lee vignettes (Lee tastes his own blood then flies into a rage), and its highly implausable plot involving Bruce as a fist-fighting spy recruited to infiltrate an ex-Shaolin Monk's island fortress during his triennial martial arts tournament. Naturally, there's a revenge subplot, loads of ladies for the combatants' diversion, and plenty of ass-busting fighting. A classic of its genre that must be seen by any self-respecting movie buff.

Bush Named Person Of The Year


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American President George W Bush has emerged victorious after surviving an election and another 12 months of criticism - he's been crowned TIME magazine's Person Of The Year (04).

Time bosses have praised Bush for refusing to alter his policies in the face of widespread opposition, and successfully overcoming forecasts his rival John Kerry was leading the race to land the US presidency in November.

Managing editor Jim Kelly writes, "(Bush topped the list) for sticking to his guns - literally and figuratively - for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters this time around that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years."

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