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
Fan Website(s):
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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 and appeared in an episode of the legal drama series Perry Mason.[1] He died in 1999 and a memorial fund was set up at one of his charities, the North Shore Animal League.[2] In Feb 2014, some fans resurrected the memorial fund.[3] More info is here.

DeForest Kelley also wrote poetry and was known to read it at conventions.[4] His poems were published in at least two zines: The Big Bird's Dream and The Dream Goes On.

Fan Clubs

DeForest Kelley Association of Fans

Fan Art


  1. ^ See Show137, Archived version and Peter Thorpe, Archived version (Perry Mason TV Series Wiki)
  2. ^ DeForest Kelley Tribute page (accessed Feb 14, 2014).
  3. ^ Diane Haddick email dated Feb 14, 2014 to the Gardener's mailing list.
  4. ^ DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner 1995. YouTube video posted by Amalie1701B, January 26, 2009.