Jim Kelly

1946 - 2013

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James Milton Kelly (May 5, 1946 – June 29, 2013) was an American athlete, martial artist, and actor. After winning several karate championships, Kelly rose to fame in the early 1970s appearing in various action films within the martial arts and blaxploitation genres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Kelly has received more than 5,089,544 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Jim Kelly is the 1,632nd most popular actor (up from 2,087th in 2019), the 2,711th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,442nd in 2019) and the 761st most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Jim Kelly ranks 1,632 out of 13,578Before him are Peter Boyle, Sylvia Sidney, Cécile Aubry, Brigitte Lahaie, Burak Özçivit, and Lorne Greene. After him are Jean Delannoy, Jaya Bachchan, Anne Archer, Jo Van Fleet, Bhupen Hazarika, and Elsa Pataky.

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Among people born in 1946, Jim Kelly ranks 205Before him are Héctor Lavoe, Stephen Rea, Sven Nordqvist, Colin Burgess, Krister Henriksson, and Henryk Kasperczak. After him are Sue Lyon, Cheech Marin, Ahmad Zahir, Renaud Camus, Udo Lindenberg, and Ahmad al-Tayyeb. Among people deceased in 2013, Jim Kelly ranks 127Before him are Henning Larsen, Dominique Venner, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Ali Kafi, Zao Wou-Ki, and Édouard Molinaro. After him are Emilio Pericoli, Emilio Colombo, Marta Eggerth, Álvaro Mutis, Van Cliburn, and Bebo Valdés.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Kelly ranks 2,711 out of 20,380Before him are Taylor Hackford (1944), Mickey Cohen (1913), Elgin Baylor (1934), Maurice White (1941), William Joyce (1906), and Jef Raskin (1943). After him are Edwin Hall (1855), Chuck Lorre (1952), Grace Slick (1939), Nelson Algren (1909), Anne Archer (1947), and Wes Montgomery (1923).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jim Kelly ranks 761Before him are Carolyn Jones (1930), Laura Linney (1964), Anna May Wong (1905), Linda Kozlowski (1958), Peter Boyle (1935), and Sylvia Sidney (1910). After him are Anne Archer (1947), Jo Van Fleet (1915), Nichelle Nichols (1932), Billy Drago (1945), Perry King (1948), and Michael Nouri (1945).

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