DeForest Kelley Overview:

Character actor, DeForest Kelley, was born Jackson DeForest Kelley on Jan 20, 1920 in Atlanta, GA. Kelley died at the age of 79 on Jun 11, 1999 in Woodland Hills, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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BEYOND STAR TREK BLOGATHON: on Zane Grey Theatre

on Jan 10, 2020 From Caftan Woman

The Beyond Star Trek blogathon is the brainchild of our hosts Quiggy of The Midnite Drive-In and Hamlette's Soliloquy. The blogathon explores the careers of Star Trek actors beyond and before their involvement with the influential and enduring series. Your exploration begins HERE and HERE. DeF... Read full article


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DeForest Kelley Quotes:

Vince Grayson: I've got an honest man's conscience... in a murderer's body.


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DeForest Kelley Facts
Often mistakenly billed as Kelly de Forrest.

A veteran of television and film westerns, he has portrayed two different participants in the legendary 1881 OK Corral gunfight between the Earps and the Clantons. In 1955, he played Ike Clanton in an episode of the TV series "You Are There" (1953), and in 1957, he played Morgan Earp in the film Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). On "Star Trek" (1966), the USS Enterprise away team beam onto a planet and he again finds himself at the OK Corral, playing Tom McLaury.

Shortly after Mr. Kelley's passing, "He's dead, Jim" was forever memorialized by being added in tribute to Dr. McCoy for two 1999 video games: StarCraft Expansion Set: Brood War (1998) (VG) and Shatner-oids, a spoof of the classic Atari game "Asteroids".

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