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John Amos of 'Good Times' and NHL Hockey Legend Willie O'Ree Pose Together in a Photo

Tichafa Chidzonga
May 10, 2020
11:30 P.M.
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John Amos from 'Good Times' and hockey legend Willie O'Ree raised their thumbs in the air as the two posed together while meeting at a restaurant.

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With several decades of experience in front of the camera, John Amos from "Good Times" had mingled with everyone from Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler to Patti LaBelle.

Recently he caught up with his "Coming to America" co-star Garcelle Beauvais and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. as they posed together on the set of a movie production.

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While mingling with another famous face, it was the meeting of two legends when Amos joined his longtime friend and hockey legend, Willie O'Ree, at a restaurant.

As they shared a warm embrace and posed with their thumbs in the air, Amos wrote in his caption, "always a great time with my friend NHL Hockey Legend Willie O'Ree!"

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O'Ree made his mark on the NHL when he broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-Canadian to play for the league.

His historic debut was on January 18 in 1958 when he joined the Boston Bruins to play against the Montreal Canadiens.

Willie Eldon O'Ree posing with his poster for his movie "Willie" at the Los Angeles Film Festival on October 25, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Presley Ann/Getty Images

Willie Eldon O'Ree posing with his poster for his movie "Willie" at the Los Angeles Film Festival on October 25, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Presley Ann/Getty Images

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After stepping away from his

professional career in hockey

, in 1998, he became the NHL diversity ambassador.

O'Ree's contribution to hockey has been part of the NHL's annual black history, which runs from January into March. This year, they set up a mobile museum to show exhibits across the country.

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As one of the league's trailblazers, O'Ree's story has featured among the many historical achievements of black players. He also made an appearance when he visited the museum in Nashville. In February 2020 while praising the exhibit he revealed:

"Everybody I meet, they're so very impressed. I feel comfortable talking to people that want to know about my hockey history."

Recently, Amos also took a step back in time to celebrate some of his earlier works when he appeared on a live taping of "Good Times."

It is reported, during an episode of "Live in Front of a Studio Audience," he made a surprise appearance with his former co-stars, Jimmie Walker, BernNadette Stanis, and the late Ja'net Dubois; in what would be her final public appearance.

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