DeForest Kelley

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Name: DeForest Kelley
Also Known As: De
Occupation: actor, poet
Medium: television, film
Works: Star Trek
Official Website(s): IMDB
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a 1977 photo printed in the 3rd Space-Con program book

DeForest Kelley was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. McCoy on Star Trek: The Original Series. Before Star Trek, he was frequently cast in Westerns. He died in 1999 and a memorial fund was set up at one of his charities, the North Shore Animal League.[1] In Feb 2014, some fans resurrected the memorial fund.[2] More info is here.

DeForest Kelley also wrote poetry and was known to read it at conventions.[3] His poems were published in at least two zines: The Big Bird's Dream and The Dream Goes On.

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  1. DeForest Kelley Tribute page (accessed Feb 14, 2014).
  2. Diane Haddick email dated Feb 14, 2014 to the Gardener's mailing list.
  3. DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner 1995. YouTube video posted by Amalie1701B, January 26, 2009.