21686Re: [Star Trek Books] Bio of DeForest Kelley "From Sawdust to Stardust" by Terry Lee Rioux
- Apr 2, 2007I 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.
--- 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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