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21686Re: [Star Trek Books] Bio of DeForest Kelley "From Sawdust to Stardust" by Terry Lee Rioux

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  • Jackie Bundy
    Apr 2, 2007
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      I too really enjoyed this biography.

      Not only is an excellent bio but it provides a nice
      glimpse into Hollywood during the 40's, 50's and 60's.

      Jackie

      --- AKINSSR@... wrote:

      > Just finished this last night and it is wonderful!!!
      > It's very well written and explores Kelley's early
      > life in Georgia as a preacher's son and his move
      > west to seek his fortune in Hollywood. It shows the
      > gritty underside of the film industry - even back
      > then - and the difficulty in having success
      > consistently. Through every thing though - Kelley
      > kept his sense of self and his values and his self
      > respect. The author interviewed lots of people who
      > worked with him over the years and old friends and
      > some fans - they all talk about what a kind, gentle,
      > and generous person he was and that's what I've
      > always heard and read about Kelley. His marriage to
      > Carolyn is portrayed as a true love story that
      > lasted throughout their lives - very sweet and
      > strong and loving. It was great to read about his
      > time on TOS and the subsequent movies - he made it
      > look easy bringing Dr. McCoy to life - and the
      > series and the movies would have been a lot less
      > successful without our favorite crusty old doctor.
      > I can't say enough about this eloquently written
      > biography - at the end - I felt like I'd had a real
      > glimpse into this elegant southern gentleman's long
      > and eventful life. Reesa
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