Deforest kelley simple english wikipedia, the free. In the fiftythree plus years that they were married, they rarely separated. At age 17, he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle in long beach, california. Perhaps the best news is that there will be a photoenhanced, interpersonal communicationsheavy edition of deforest kelley. A harvest of memories titled deforest kelley up close and personal. It offered more powerful hardware than competitors, along with the means to expand the systems basic hardware. How did deforest kelley make a living during the 70s. Leonard mccoy he played, jackson deforest kelley was born in georgiaatlanta, to be specific, the son of a baptist minister. Published on dec 9, 2016 twenty facts that you may or may not have known about deforest kelley, who acted as doctor leonard mccoy in the original series of star trek. Kelley in alot of westerns,but it was startrek that i loved. Kris smith who looked after kelley in his final year the spectrum, february 2016.
We suspect that deep down bill shatner was both puzzled by and also rather terrified of kelleys internal contentment. It has a builtin audience original generation star trek fans, new and old and it has been publicized in trek and sci fi magazines and in news articlesthe. Deforest kelley facts, bio, age, personal life famous. So now, its my great pleasure to introduce the star of star trek, a gentleman whose success is unparalleled. The colecovision is a secondgeneration home videogame console released by coleco industries in august 1982. For leonard, gene, and deforest, it was the united states. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading from sawdust to stardust. Judging from the wealth of mostly trekrelated behindthescenes materials out there, wed guess that bill shatner and deforest kelley werent close in a nimoyshatner brotherly kind of way more like mccartneyharrison than mccartneylennon. Deforest kelley up close and personal is like reminiscing with a dear old friend. He graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to sing at the baptist church where his father was a minister.
Deforest kelley simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A harvest of memories from the fan who knew him best is my alltime bestseller. A harvest of memories, my life and times with a remarkable gentleman actor. Deforest kelley, american actor best identified by his role as dr. He played ike clanton in an episode of the tv documentary series you are there 1955. Smith discusses her friendship with deforest kelley. As yesterday was veterans day and today it was observed, its a good time to remember our star trek friends who served their country. My life and times with a remarkable gentleman actor revised edition by kristine m. Aug 20, 2019 on the anniversary of nimoys death, shatner released leonard. Deforest kelley was a complex man but obviously very talented as an actor and a warm compassionate human being and that came across in this book. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Terry lee rioux did a whole lot of research to put this book together, and it shows.
Deforest kelley as a cowboy villain prestar trek, left, and the cover of an updated book about kelleys life, right. So much so that i couldnt keep track of each persons story the next time i picked the book up to read. I devoured the first 100andsomething pages the day. A harvest of memories in time for the 15th anniversary of des passing june 11, 2014 and the 50th anniversary of star trek sept. Jackson deforest kelley is not known for just his star trek days. He served an apprenticeship in 2reel musicals like gypsy holiday before starring as a tormented musician in fear in the night 47. Leonard bones mccoy on the original star trek series 6669 but prior to that, in the 50s and early 60s, he was one of the vilest skunks on western tv, often bordering on the psychotic. I have read that deforest kelley semiretired from acting after star trek ended in 1969, and that he started writing poetry. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Jul 26, 2016 deforest kelley portraying morgan earp far right in 1957s gunfight at the o. Returning to school, 17yearold smith wrote about the experience for a creative writing class. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. From sawdust to stardust is a moving passionate tribute to deforest kelley, insightful, funny and moving. Kelley landed a contract with paramount studios and appeared in. Born on january 20, 1920 99 years ago today deforest kelley was that rarest of hollywood rarities, a true gentleman, an old school southern fella who hailed from georgia. Its library of games consisted of approximately 145 titles, including nintendos donkey kong and segas zaxxon. His two principal costars, leonard nimoy and deforest kelley, have passed away. Apr 4, 2020 as the anniversary approaches of the first broadcast of star trek on nbc 50 years ago in september, kristine m.
Leonard mccoy of the uss enterprise in the television series star trek and the six movies that followed. If not for a question i couldnt answer back in 2000, this book probably would. In 2011, shatner released a documentary called the captains, where he interviewed actors like kate mulgrew and avery brooks who played starship captains on the star trek series. What follows are my own personal life and times with deforest kelley, from the first time i met him as a teenager in washington state in may, 1968, until his last day on earth, june 11, 1999. Jan 19, 2014 heres to our favorite star trek actor whose words, actions, and being helped brighten everyones day and helped changed the world in a small but wonderful way. Terry is an active volunteer in the collections division of the national dday. Attendance areas school district boundaries and elementary school attendance areas.
The son of a baptist minister, actor deforest kelley was one of the lucky few chosen to be groomed for stardom by paramount pictures young talent program in 1946. Up close and personal, is a wonderful life journey that allows the reader to get to know the very kind. This book is filled with humorous, sad and heartwarming anecdotes that will leave you feeling inspired by the authors personal journey and enamoured with the touching and truly epic love story of the kelley. When kristine was fifteen years old, she was introduced to star trek by her. Star treks deforest kelley was the real mccoy the spectrum. Leonard bones mccoy on the popular sciencefiction television series star trek 196669. In the book, he describes how they met, their struggling relationship, and the bonds they shared. And star trek has moved on without him, on screens big with j. My favorite part is when he gave that old woman a new kidney. Smith has released a greatly expanded edition of her 2001 book, now titled deforest kelley up close and personal, a harvest of memories from the fan who knew him best. Actor, healer, friend will be ready in time for the tenth anniversary of des passing june 11th, 2009. Leonard bones mccoy of the uss enterprise in the television and. Star trek coloring book inspirational vibrant oxymoron an obsessive society star trek color star trek voyager. Leonard mccoy, star fleet surgeon general emeritus, in the star trek.
See more ideas about star trek tos, star trek and star trek original. While these criteria often hold true, i now, in my old age, also rate books 5 stars if i used to rate books this way. A harvest of memories, my life and times with a remarkable gentleman actor may 11, 2009 pat bertram my remarkable guest today is kristine m. Leonard mccoy of the uss enterprise in the television series star trek and the six movies that followed also known as well as an older admiral dr. The star trek aspect of my story began in earnest on may 4, 1968 the day i met actor deforest kelley, who portrayed dr. Feb 25, 2016 star treks deforest kelley was the real mccoy nick thomas, tinseltown talks published 12. Mar 04, 2016 apr 4, 2020 as the anniversary approaches of the first broadcast of star trek on nbc 50 years ago in september, kristine m. The voyage home, where he cures a sweet ladys kidney failure when the. One of them was deforest kelley, born in atlanta in 1920 and a graduate of decatur boys high in 1938. Jun 7, 2015 deforest kelleyarmy air forcesww2first motion picture unit 194346. One of the greatest things about star trek is the close friendships ive made over the past 30 years. Deforest kelley up close and personal is my alltime.
The voyage home, where he cures a sweet ladys kidney failure when the crew traveled back to the year 1986. The two frontiers when star trek meets death valley days. Ruth, is an american sex therapist and she was a span age of 1,099 months 9 days when li was admitted to the hospital january 12. Apparently, shatner had asked nimoy to make an appearance in the documentary. Despite that, shatners cameraman filmed nimoy secretly during a convention appearance to include. The wry mouth, blue shirt and catchphrase hes dead, jim made the american actor deforest kelley famous worldwide as leonard bones mccoy, the spaceships doctor in the cult television series. Impressed by his gracious interaction with fans, 17yearold kris wrote about the experience for a high school creative writing class and sent her. Kelley revealed his thoughtful character early in life. Dec 23, 2015 deforest kelley up close and personal is like reminiscing with a dear old friend. Deforest kelley was known to millions of tv viewers as dr.
Deforest kelley died on 6199 and li was a span age of 660 weeks 6 days when kelley died. The great day of his wrath is an 18511853 oil painting on canvas by the english painter john martin. While this narrative is mostly upbeat, fun, poignant, funny, and heartwarming which is what 98% of being in des presence was all about the final. Corral 1957 and apache uprising 1966 and on many other television shows, including gunsmoke and bonanza b. The undiscovered country its worth noting that bill shatner and leonard nimoy didnt really become close friends until the trek movie years either. Jackson deforest kelley 20 january 1920 11 june 1999. Tv actor deforest kelley were born on tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is garnet, the seaon was winter in the chinese year of monkey, it is 248 days until deforest kelley next birthday. It has a builtin audience original generation star trek fans, new and old and it has been publicized in trek and sci fi. Deforest kelley up close and personal is my alltime bestseller. Dec 09, 2016 published on dec 9, 2016 twenty facts that you may or may not have known about deforest kelley, who acted as doctor leonard mccoy in the original series of star trek. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. I enjoyed deforest kelley up close and personal at first, but about a quarter of the way through it i felt bogged down in the details about people and places that didnt really add that much in my estimation to the life of deforest kelley. Kelley, who died in 1999, is best remembered as the sometimes crusty but always.
But he also had a number of connections to tombstoneat least on film. Maintained by find a grave cremated, ashes scattered at sea, who reports a ashes scattered in the pacific ocean. Deforest kelley celebrity profile check out the latest deforest kelley photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Deforest kelley the most important influence in my. Deforest kelley was no stranger to the western frontier and had. Smith, author of the enduring legacy of deforest kelley. He was considered a quintessential southern gentleman, and a selfless, intelligent actor. On the anniversary of nimoys death, shatner released leonard. In fact, except for a final proofreading and deciding on its carrier payloadz or clickbank, its ready now. Star trek actor deforest kelley was the real mccoy the oklahoman. Kelley, who died in 1999, is best remembered as the sometimes crusty but always compassionate. Jackson deforest kelley came of age in depressionera georgia. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
He was very believable as the somewhat oldfashioned, but medically astute ships. Nov 22, 2004 william shatner and deforest kelley didnt speak to each other for two years on the set of their cult series star trek because shatner laughed at kelley s dogs death. I was so impressed with his graciousness and appreciation for his fans that i went home and wrote an article about meeting him for my creative writing class. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror film credits sf site. Jackson deforest kelley january 20, 1920 june 11, 1999 was an american actor roles. Star treks deforest kelley was the real mccoy nick thomas, tinseltown talks published 12. William shatner and deforest kelley didnt speak to each other for two years on the set of their cult series star trek because shatner. Star trek only ran three years, but you cant kill it with a phaser. Deforest kelley, known to millions of tv viewers as dr. Valley days, the untouchables, and the fugitive in an episode with. For the love of spock 2016 star trek timelines 2016.
Jackson deforest kelley was born on january 20, 1920 in toccoa, georgia. Deforest kelley portraying morgan earp far right in 1957s gunfight at the o. The deforest area school district is closed to students and the public. It should come as no surprise that star trek and death valley days ran. Jackson deforest kelley was born on january 20, 1920 in toccoa, georgia, to clora casey and ernest david kelley. It has variously been described as showing the destruction of babylon and the material world by natural cataclysm as a response to the emerging industrial scene of london, the collapse of edinburgh in scotland, and a portion of the. Mccoy scene, a heartwarming scene from star trek iv. The book, cowritten with david fisher, details nimoys life and shatners relationship with nimoy. Leonard bones mccoy of the uss enterprise in the television and film series star trek 19661991. Deforest kelley up close and personal made it into the top 50 kindle books in its niche when it debuted on january 8, 2016.78 167 974 1400 1065 950 900 791 80 799 1233 504 1364 1181 1516 579 57 793 836 1223 214 1165 280 640 435 204 904 868 93 746 1240 1065 1506 794 1286 932 1047 1442 855 713 122 210 107 640 727 1285 1146