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DeForest Kelley

Jackson DeForest Kelley, best known as Dr. Leonard McCoy in Star Trek: The Voyages Of The "Enterprise," at a Star Trek convention.
Birth name Jackson DeForest Kelley
Born January 20, 1920(1920-01-20)
Flag of the United States Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died June 11, 1999 (aged 79)
Woodland Hills, California, United States
Spouse(s) Carolyn Dowling (1949-1999)

Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920June 11, 1999) was an American actor known for his starring role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek and six of its subsequent movies, as well as an elderly Admiral Dr. Leonard McCoy, Star Fleet Surgeon General Emeritus, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot, Encounter at Farpoint. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Dr. Leonard H. McCoy (nicknamed Bones), played by DeForest Kelley, is a character in the original Star Trek series, and the first six Star Trek films. ... The USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) is a fictional starship in the television series Star Trek, which chronicles the vessels most famous assignment, its Five-Year mission. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...


Shy by his own admission, Kelley was the only cast member of the original Star Trek series program never to have dictated his autobiography to a professional scribe, least of all written the same himself. The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ...

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Biography

Early life

Kelley was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Ernest David Kelley (a Baptist minister) and Clora Casey, delivered in their home by his uncle, a prominent local physician. As a child, he sang in the church choir,[1] where he discovered that he enjoyed singing and was good at it. Eventually this led to solos and an appearance on radio station WSB in Atlanta. As a result of his radio work, he won an engagement with Lew Forbes and his orchestra at the Paramount Theater. He was a 1938 graduate of Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia. Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Coptic Orthodox Pope · Roman Catholic Pope Archbishop of Canterbury · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist... WSB is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: The callsign of three broadcast stations in Atlanta: WSB AM, 750kHz WSB-TV, 2, DTV 39 WSB-FM, 98. ...


Kelley served in the Second World War as an enlisted member of the Army Air Forces between March 10, 1943 and January 28, 1946. After an extended stay at Long Beach, California, he decided to relocate to the state permanently to pursue an acting career and to live with his uncle, Casey. He worked as an usher in a local theater in order to earn enough money for the move. Kelley received encouragement from his mother about this life change, but his father disliked the idea. While in California, Kelley was spotted by a Paramount scout while doing a Navy training film. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was the aviation component of the United States Army primarily during World War II. The title of Army Air Forces succeeded the prior name of Army Air Corps in June 1941 during preparation for expected combat in what came to be known as... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... USN redirects here. ...


Friendships

He shared good friendships with Star Trek castmates William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, James T. Kirk and Spock respectively, from 1964, when he met each of them for the first time, up until his death. The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, is the main character in the original Star Trek television series and the films based on it. ... For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ...


De's stock answer to William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy was, "I'm alive and well and living in the valley with the very same wife!!!"


De was really proud of the fact he was the only one of the three who had stayed married to the very same wife, Carolyn, for almost his entire life. This was a far cry from his best-known character; McCoy, according to Dorothy C. Fontana, was a divorcee with a daughter, Joanna. (Unfortunately, in the Star Trek installment, "The Way To Eden," those elements were edited out of the final shooting script, prompting the angered Fontana to remove her name from the script in favor of the pen name "Michael Richards", after her brothers Michael Fontana and Richard Fontana.) Dorothy Catherine D. C. Fontana, is a screenplay writer, best known for her work in the Star Trek television franchise, produced by Paramount Studios. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ...


Whether the Kelley spouses had any children was not known as of the summer of 2007.


Career

The first movie of Kelley's acting career was the feature film Fear in the Night. The low-budget movie was a blockbuster hit, bringing him to the attention of a national audience. His next role, in Variety Girl, established him as a leading actor. A few years later, Kelley and his wife, Carolyn, decided to move to New York City. He found work on stage and on live television, but after three years in New York, the Kelleys returned to Hollywood. In California, he received a role in an installment of You Are There, "anchored" by Walter Cronkite. In turn this led to him starring in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as Morgan Earp. This, his first major role in a big film, was a source of three movie offers. A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Fear in the Night (1947) is a low budget black and white film noir directed by Maxwell Shane and starring Paul Kelly and DeForest Kelley (in his film debut). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday about the famous October 26, 1881 gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. ... Morgan Earp, about 1881, in Tombstone. ...


For nine years, Kelley primarily played villains. He built up an impressive list of credits, alternating between television and motion pictures. However, he was afraid of typecasting, so he broke away from villains by starring in Where Love Has Gone and a television pilot called 333 Montgomery. The pilot was written by an ex-policeman named Gene Roddenberry, and a few years later Kelley would appear in another Roddenberry pilot, Police Story, which was also not picked up. For other meanings, see typecasting. ... Where Love Has Gone is a 1962 novel by Harold Robbins. ... Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ... Police Story was an anthology television drama on the NBC broadcast network from the years 1973 through 1977. ...


Years before being cast as Dr. McCoy, Kelley appeared in the 1962 Bonanza episode entitled "The Decision," as a doctor sentenced to hang for the murder of a judge's wife. The judge in this episode was portrayed by John Hoyt, who played Dr. Phillip John Boyce, one of Leonard McCoy's predecessors, on the Star Trek pilot "The Cage". Kelley played Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy from 1966 to 1969 in Roddenberry's Star Trek (TOS) and the first six Star Trek motion pictures (1979 to 1991). He also had a cameo in the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint" as by-that-time Admiral Dr. Leonard McCoy, Star Fleet Surgeon General Emeritus. One of his best-known lines as Dr. McCoy, listed in detail in the Bones McCoy article, was of the form "I'm a doctor, not a ________!" As a nod to the original series, this phrase was also often used by the Holographic Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, and once by Dr. Bashir in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" which merged the DS9 cast with the original series episode "Trouble With Tribbles". The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... Promotional photo for John Hoyt John Hoyt (October 5, 1904 – September 15, 1991) was an American film and television actor. ... The Cage is the original pilot episode of the original Star Trek science fiction series and resulting franchise. ... Dr. Leonard H. McCoy (nicknamed Bones), played by DeForest Kelley, is a character in the original Star Trek series, and the first six Star Trek films. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Peter Jackson in The Fellowship of the Ring (top), The Two Towers (middle) and The Return of the King (bottom). ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Encounter at Farpoint was the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Leonard Horatio McCoy, M.D., nicknamed Bones, is a fictional character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by the late DeForest Kelley. ... The Doctor is a character on the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Trials and Tribble-ations is a fifth season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that was written as a tribute to the original series of Star Trek. ... The Trouble With Tribbles is a second-season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast on December 29, 1967 and repeated June 21, 1968. ...

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

After Star Trek, Kelley found himself a victim of the very typecasting he had so feared. He did a few television appearances and a couple of movies, but essentially went into de facto retirement. In a TLC interview done in the late 1990s, he said one of his biggest fears was that the words etched on his gravestone would be "He's dead, Jim," a catch phrase that Dr. McCoy spoke in many Star Trek episodes. Kelley took up poetry as a hobby, and he published the first two books in a series, "The Big Bird's Dream" and "The Dream Goes On." Kelley would not live to finish this series, as he died on June 11, 1999, in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 79. The cause of his death was stomach cancer. He was survived by his wife, Carolyn, who died in October 2004. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 1488 pixel, file size: 691 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Released under the GNU Free Documentation License. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 1488 pixel, file size: 691 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Released under the GNU Free Documentation License. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... For other meanings, see typecasting. ... TLC is a cable TV network in the US and Canada, that carries a variety of informational and reality-based programming. ... Headstones in the Japanese Cemetry in Broome, Western Australia A cemetery in rural Spain A typical late 20th century headstone in the United States A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker, normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a burial. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Woodland Hills is a community within the City of Los Angeles. ... Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs; particularly the esophagus and the small intestine. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.pathcom.com/~boby/kelley.htm

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DeForest Kelley - Memory Alpha (787 words)
DeForest Kelley (20 January 1920 – 11 June 1999) is famous for his role as Leonard H. McCoy, affectionately dubbed "Bones", on Star Trek: The Original Series.
Kelley went on to co-star with fellow TOS performers Jeff Corey and Whit Bissell as prison escapees in the 1948 thriller Canon City.
Kelley then appeared in such classic westerns as Sturges' The Law and Jack Wade (1958), Warlock (1959, with Whit Bissell, Paul Comi, Frank Gorshin, Roy Jenson, and Gary Lockwood), and Town Tamer (1965, with Richard Webb).
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