Jack Kelly was one of ten children of Irish immigrants who  arrived in America in 1869. As a teenager, he worked as a bricklayer. He also began a career in athletics that we see him become one of the  most famous American rowers in the history of the sport. He won 126 straight races in the single scull and was a triple Olympic Gold medal winner. Kelly was a fine all-around athlete who  briefly played both professional basketball and football. Kelly also excelled in business and became a multi-millionaire in the bricklaying and construction industry.  Kelly was the father of Grace Kelly, an Academy Award winning actress, who later became princess of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier in 1956.


JACK KELLY Height: 6:02 Weight: 180 College: Spring Garden Institute
John Brenden Kelly Born:  Oct 4, 1889 Died:  Jun 6, 1960 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1917-18 Camden EBL 4 5 4 14 3.5
1918-19 Military Service
Major League Totals 4 5 4 14 3.5
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