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  Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kelley soon found himself a busy character actor, cast primarily as "a fl hat" in westerns or as heavy handed villains: An interesting turn for the minister's son who began his career as a choirboy and grew prize roses as a hobby.
Kelley had appeared in well-known television series from "Bonanza" to "Route 66" and films including "Gunfight At The OK Corral" when he was offered a part in a television pilot by an acquaintance, an ex-policeman and pilot named Gene Rodenberry.
Kelley portrayed "McCoy" for the 3 years (1966-1969) that the original series aired on NBC, and when the show was not renewed for another season, the veteran actor returned to work as a guest star on television and appearing in the occasional fiction film ("Night of the Lepus").
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 DeForest Kelley - Memory Alpha
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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 DeForest Kelley (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Deforest Kelley as Dr McCoy Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) was an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Leonard Bones McCoy in the 1966–1969 television series Star Trek (TOS) and the first six Star Trek motion pictures.
DeForest Kelley is also a veteran of the Second World War and served as an enlisted member of the Army Air Force between March 10, 1943 and January 28, 1946.
Kelley was assigned to bomber duty over Europe and his awards and decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
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 DeForest Kelley (1920-1999) Tribute
DeForest Kelley, who was beloved by millions of Star Trek fans for his portrayal of Dr. Leonard McCoy in the original Star Trek series, died Friday, June 11 at 12:15 PM after a long battle with cancer.
DeForest Kelley is often regarded as the class act of the original Star Trek cast-- a man whose decency and humanity was reflected in the character that he immortalized.
DeForest Kelley may be one, but a part of him will live on in all of us.
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 DeForest Kelley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) was an actor best 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.
Kelley was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Ernest David Kelley (a Baptist minister) and Clara Casey, delivered in their home by his uncle, a prominent local physician.
Kelley became a poet as a hobby, publishing “The Big Bird’s Dream,” and “The Dream Goes On.” Kelley would never finish this series, as he died at age 79 from stomach cancer in Woodland Hills, California.
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 DeForest Kelley @ Filmbug
Kelley lived all over the South as the son of Clara Casey Kelley and Rev. Ernest D. Kelley, a Baptist minister.
Kelley found that he loved the sun, surf and excitement of Long Beach and told his parents he was going to stay and get a job.
Kelley's exceptional performance as Ike Clanton in the episode Last Gunfight at OK Corral was his first role as a heavy and it brought him three movie offers.
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 TMe: Star Trek Actor DeForest Kelley Dead At 79   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Actor DeForest Kelley, beloved by millions for his portrayal of the crusty deep-space doctor ''Leonard 'Bones' McCoy'' on the original Star Trek TV series, died Friday at age 79.
Kelley played "Dr McCoy" from 1966 to 1969 on the original series but never left American TV screens thanks to an endless number of syndicated repeats.
Kelley also was the curmudgeonly foil to the Vulcan Spock played by Leonard Nimoy and often hectored Captain Kirk, played by William Shatner, about the humanitarian aspects of a given crisis.
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 Philosophysphere - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kelley, born Jan. 20, 1920, in Atlanta, played supporting roles in a number of movies, including "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit'' (1956); "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral'' and "Raintree County'' (1957) and "Apache Uprising'' (1966).
Kelley didn't object to being typecast as McCoy.
In real life, Kelley was known for his great sense of humor and his skill at growing roses, his friend said.
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 Sheryl's Star Trek Site - Memorial to DeForest Kelley - Dr. Leonard H. McCoy
DeForest Kelley had played villains most of his adult career, usually in Westerns, until Gene Roddenberry plucked him up to play a lab doctor in his short-lived series The Lieutenant.
Kelley's heaviest episode as McCoy undoubtedly included that with the longest title -- "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" -- as he fell in love with the Yonadan priestess, Natira, after realizing he had less than a year to live.
Perhaps Kelley's most notable performance came in the classic "City on the Edge of Forever." As the pivotal focus of an accidental change in time, Kelley's bewildered revival from an accidental overdose -- a scene shared with Joan Collins, 1930s social worker Edith Keeler -- is a classic of the role.
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 DeForest Kelley: Tombstone Tributes
The son of a Baptist Minister, Kelley sang in the church choir and aspired to become a doctor.
When pinned down in the wilderness by the Apaches, Kelley's attitude is so forceful and his character is so vile that Ben Cartwright is tempted to declare mutiny on him.
Kelley took a chance and accepted the role as the crotchety but lovable country doctor, Leonard "Bones" McCoy.
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 The Star Trek Explorer --- DeForest Kelley Obituary
Kelley played Dr. Leonard McCoy, the cranky but humane physician who served as sounding board for Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and quick tempered foil for the painfully logical Vulcan, Mr.
In fact, at the time Star Trek premiered, Kelley, as a veteran of several movies, was at least as well-known as his two costars.
Kelley's favorite chore was pruning the 50 rosebushes at the modest one story ran house in Sherman Oaks, that he has shared with his wife of nearly 55 years, former actress Carolyn Dowling.
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 DeForest Kelley Biography :: Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The latter set a pattern for Kelley, whose slight Southern drawl and lean, weathered look suited him for roles as townsfolk, prairie ranchers or lesser villains in Westerns including "Warlock" (1959), "Town Tamer" (1965) and "Gunfight at the OK Corral" (1956), as one of the Earp brothers.
While Kelley's laid-back charm and twinkling eyes frequently steal scenes from his co-stars, he emerged as the one member of the original cast who was universally admired by the frequently battling actors.
Kelley also repeatedly took great pride whenever he encountered fans of the series who were inspired to become physicians by his portrayal of McCoy.
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 Author Kristine M Smith Gets Down to Earth about the Real McCoy, Her Mentor DeForest Kelley, during Star Trek's ...
Lakewood, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2006 -- DeForest Kelley, the actor best remembered as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the original Star Trek television and motion picture series, is being remembered with special emphasis and poignancy during Star Trek's 40th anniversary, which officially began on September 8th, the date the first episode premiered.
Actor Kelley takes a professional interest in Kris within weeks as her writing abilities become known to him by way of a letter she had written him and a school essay she had written about him.
It was readily apparent, given the response of fans, that Kelley's legacy of love lives on in the lives, memories and devotion of those who met him or wish they had.
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 DeFOREST KELLEY: A HARVEST OF MEMORIES My Life and Times with a Remarkable Gentleman Actor
By Kristine M. ...
Kelley became a co-equal star to Shatner and Nimoy, beginning in the second season, only as the result of the white-hot fan reaction to him during the first season, in spite of the studio's blinders-on position that the show was not about the good doctor.
He reassured Kelley that in the fourth and fifth seasons each of the cast members would have opportunities as never before to showcase their talents and to flex their characters' considerable muscles.
DeForest Kelley was a mentor, encourager and cheerleader to me. We first met in 1968 during STAR TREK's second season.
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 DeForest Kelley Photos - DeForest Kelley News - DeForest Kelley Information
Jackson DeForest Kelley was delivered at home in Atlanta, Georgia by his uncle, a prominent local physician.
After singing in the church choir, Kelley discovered that he enjoyed singing and was good at it.
DeForest Kelley: It was a perfectly average well-adjusted childhood, not a bit unlike that of millions of other individuals.
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 Creation Remembers DeForest Kelley
Saying goodbye to DeForest Kelley is something I'm not ready for, yet, despite his physical passing, so instead I choose to celebrate the life of an accomplished actor, entertainer and humanitarian.
Deforest was a frequent guest of the Horseshow.
DeForest made it a point to seek me out and tell me that he and the others really thought the piece was great.
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 Tribute to Star Trek's DeForest Kelley.
Born DeForest Jackson Kelley in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 20th, 1920, he wanted to be a doctor like his uncle.
Kelley's first film for Paramount was called "Fear of the Night," which led him to more parts and then eventually to Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek with Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.
Kelley's Star Trek: TOS character "Bones" was best known for his friendly rivalry with Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and his advice to Captain Kirk (William Shatner) on humanitarian aspects of various missions.
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 CNN - DeForest Kelley, 'Bones' on 'Star Trek,' dies at 79 - June 11, 1999
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor DeForest Kelley, who as crusty Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy on "Star Trek" brought a country flavor to outer space, died Friday.
Kelley died after an extended illness, said Carol Pfannkuche, spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Country Home and Hospital, a retirement facility, in suburban Woodland Hills.
Kelley is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Carolyn.
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 DeForest Kelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Jackson DeForest Kelley was born at home (in Atlanta, Georgia) by his uncle, a local physician.
DeForest's parents were Clara Casey Kelley and Rev. Ernest D. Kelley.
In 1942, DeForest met his wife, Carolyn Dowling, in a play at the Long Beach Theatre Group where both of them were starring.
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DeForest found that he loved the sun, surf and excitement of Long Beach and told his parents he was going to stay and get a job.
One day, DeForest was sitting in a restaurant when Rohn Hawke, who was doing local theater, came over and asked if he had any acting experience.
When the play closed, DeForest "forgot" to return the money and called her from the bar where he was having a drink.
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 Jackson DeForest Kelley Tribute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kelley always wanted to be a doctor, just like the uncle, who delivered him, but when the Depression hit, his family did not have the money for him to go to medical school.
Kelley appeared in several more films before moving to New York, where he worked in theater and in early TV anthology dramas such as the Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.
Kelley is survived by his wife, Carolyn, who was with him when he died.
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 PULP CULTURE column for June 17, 1999: DeForest Kelley, R.I.P.
The announcement of DeForest Kelley's death at 79 shouldn't have been a surprise when it crackled from the radio as I drove home from work last Friday.
Kelley might not be a doctor, but he would play one on TV.
Kelley once joked that "He's dead, Jim" would probably be engraved on his tombstone.
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 In Loving Memory of DeForest Kelley
DeForest Jackson Kelley was born in Atlanta  Georgia, January 20, 1920.
Kelley was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m June 11, 1999 at the Motion Picture and
Kelley is the first major member of the USS Enterprise's original on-air crew to pass
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 Biography for DeForest Kelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
DeForest Kelley was born in Atlanta Georgia January 20, 1920.
He graduated from highschool at 16 and went on to sing at the church where his father was a baptist minister.At seventeen he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle in Long Beach California, he intended to stay for 2 weeks but ended up staying a year.
Kelley's passing, "He's dead, Jim" was forever memorialized by being added in tribute to Dr. McCoy for two 1999 video games.
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 DeForest Kelley Biography (Actor) — Infoplease.com
Kelley had one of those lightning-struck showbiz careers.
(Kelley was part of the show's lead trio along with William 'Kirk' Shatner and Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy.) When the show became a cult favorite and then a pop culture phenomenon, Kelley was identified with the role for life.
DeForest Kelley - DeForest Kelley Age: 79 actor known to Star Trek fans as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy.
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 'Star Trek' Actor Deforest Kelley Dead At 79   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor DeForest Kelley, beloved by millions for his portrayal of the crusty deep-space doctor “Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy” on the original Star Trek TV series, died Friday [11 June 1999] at age 79.
Kelley’s character was one of the best liked on “Star Trek,”; the most popular science fiction series ever made and one which spawned several successful spin-offs and still maintains a fervent worldwide following.
Kelley appeared in about 75 features and 75 television shows in addition to “Star Trek,”; Lyles said, including a series of westerns in which he often played the bad guy.
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 DeForest Kelley
DeForest Kelley wanted to be a doctor when he was a boy, but during the Depression of the 1930s, though, medical school was beyond his means, and instead he became an amateur singer and later a professional actor.
Kelley made his film debut with a featured role in a low-budget thriller, Fear in the Night.
Kelley has said that his portrayal of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek was inspired by his own family's crotchety doctor, and he played McCoy as a plain old fashioned country MD who just happened to work in outer space.
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