DeForest Kelley was an American actor, author and singer who is best known known for his role as Dr McCoy in the TV series Star Trek. Prior to Star Trek he acted in movies such as Fear in the Night, Variety Girl and in several Westerns. Kelley published two books of poetry.
DeForest Kelley was born Jackson DeForest Kelley in Toccoa, Georgia, USA in 1920. He was educated locally and graduated from high school in 1938. Kelley worked at various jobs, including local theatres and as a youth sang at his father’s church. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Forces. He was assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit making propaganda and training films.
After the War, Kelley joined Paramount Pictures. He played various roles in several films. He became famous as Dr Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the television series Star Trek which ran from 1966 to 1969. He later played the same role in the successful Star Trek Movies. DeForest Kelley, died at the age of 79 at his home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California on June 11th 1999.
DeForest Kelley, American actor, author and singer who is best known known for his role as Dr McCoy in the TV series Star Trek, was born in the year 1920 On This Day.
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