I’ll be real honest. I didn’t know much about Jim Kelly until very recently, but his work will continue to leave an impact long after his passing.
Mr. Kelly passed away this weekend at the age of 67. He was a well trained martial artist who perhaps is best known for starring alongside Bruce Lee in the 1973 film, “Enter the Dragon.” Kelly would appear in other martial arts themed films including “Black Belt Jones” and “Three The Hard Way,” starring Fred Williamson and Jim Brown. Below are some videos featuring Jim Kelly. The first is the trailer for the movie “Enter the Dragon,” and the second features Jim Kelly speaking on the success and struggles that he and Bruce Lee had to deal with as people of color in Hollywood.