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DeForest Kelley (1920–1999)

Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia. He graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to sing at the Baptist church where his father was a minister. At age 17, he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle in Long Beach, California. He intended to stay for two weeks but ended up staying a year. ... See full bio »

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(mid-1970s) Album: Appears on Gene Roddenberry's LP "Inside Star Trek" on which he is interviewed by Roddenberry.

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2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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De Forest Kelley | De Forrest Kelley | DeForrest Kelley | Deforest Kelley | De Kelley | De Forest Kelly | DeForest Kelly


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I thoroughly enjoyed those years. I liked Westerns for two reasons: First, it took the actor outside. They were all very physical at that time and not limited to a stage. Second, they paid my rent an awful lot. See more »


Cousin of Calvert DeForest and Bebe Daniels. See more »


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