DeForest Kelley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his iconic roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek. Kelley was delivered by his uncle at his parents' home in Atlanta, the son of Clora (née Casey) and Ernest David Kelley, who was a Baptist minister of Irish and Southern ancestry. DeForest was named after the pioneering electronics engineer Lee De Forest, and later named his Star Trek character's father "David" after his own. Kelley had an older brother, Ernest Casey Kelley. As a child, he often played outside for hours at a time. Kelley was immersed in his father's mission in Conyers and promised his father failure would mean "wreck and ruin". Before the end of his first year at Conyers, Kelley was introduced into the congregation to his musical talents and often sang solo in morning church services. Eventually, this led to an appearance on the radio station WSB AM in Atlanta, Georgia. As a result of his radio work, he won an engagement with Lew Forbes and his orchestra at the Paramount Theater. In 1934, the family left Conyers for the community of Decatur. He attended the Decatur Boys High School where he played on the Decatur Bantams baseball team. Kelley also played football and other sports. Before his graduation, Kelley got a job as a drugstore car hop. He spent his ...

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  George Takei  •  James Doohan

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  George Takei  •  James Doohan

Fear in the Night (1947)

The dream is unusually vivid: Bank employee Vince Grayson finds himself murdering a man in a sinister octagonal-shaped room lined with mirrors while a mysterious woman breaks into a safe. It is so vivid that Vince suspects it may have really happened. To get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maxwell Shane
CAST:  Paul Kelly  •  DeForest Kelley  •  Ann Doran  •  Kay Scott

The dream is unusually vivid: Bank employee Vince Grayson finds himself murdering a man in a sinister octagonal-shaped room lined with mirrors while a mysterious woman breaks into a safe. It is so vivid that Vince suspects it may have really happened. To get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maxwell Shane
CAST:  Paul Kelly  •  DeForest Kelley  •  Ann Doran  •  Kay Scott

House of Bamboo (1955)

Eddie Kenner (Robert Stack) is given a special assignment by the Army to get the inside story on Sandy Dawson (Robert Ryan), a former GI who has formed a gang of fellow servicemen and Japanese locals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samuel Fuller
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Robert Stack  •  Yoshiko Yamaguchi  •  Cameron Mitchell

Eddie Kenner (Robert Stack) is given a special assignment by the Army to get the inside story on Sandy Dawson (Robert Ryan), a former GI who has formed a gang of fellow servicemen and Japanese locals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samuel Fuller
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Robert Stack  •  Yoshiko Yamaguchi  •  Cameron Mitchell

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training maneuvers and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training maneuvers and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonard Nimoy
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonard Nimoy
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

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It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonard Nimoy
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonard Nimoy
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

The crew of the Federation starship Enterprise is called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Intergalactic Peace. They are to negotiate in a case of kidnapping only to find out that the kidnapper is a relative of Spock. This man is possessed by his life long search for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Shatner
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

The crew of the Federation starship Enterprise is called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Intergalactic Peace. They are to negotiate in a case of kidnapping only to find out that the kidnapper is a relative of Spock. This man is possessed by his life long search for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Shatner
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

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After years of war, the Federation and the Klingon empire find themselves on the brink of a peace summit when a Klingon ship is nearly destroyed by an apparent attack from the Enterprise. Both worlds brace for what may be their dealiest encounter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

After years of war, the Federation and the Klingon empire find themselves on the brink of a peace summit when a Klingon ship is nearly destroyed by an apparent attack from the Enterprise. Both worlds brace for what may be their dealiest encounter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

The Men (1950)

When Ken is shot in battle, he loses the use of both his legs. In the hospital, he spends his time mired in self-pity, making little effort to respond to treatment. After much encouragement from his devoted fiancée, Ellen, he finally consents to let kindly Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Teresa Wright  •  Everett Sloane  •  Jack Webb

When Ken is shot in battle, he loses the use of both his legs. In the hospital, he spends his time mired in self-pity, making little effort to respond to treatment. After much encouragement from his devoted fiancée, Ellen, he finally consents to let kindly Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Teresa Wright  •  Everett Sloane  •  Jack Webb

Trekkies (1997)

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A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  Barbara Adams  •  Majel Barrett  •  James Doohan

A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  Barbara Adams  •  Majel Barrett  •  James Doohan

Warlock (1959)

A band of murderous cowboys have imposed a reign of terror on the town of Warlock. When the sheriff humiliatingly run out of town the residents hire the services of Clay Blaisedell as facto town marshal. He arrives along with his friend Tom Morgan and sets about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Henry Fonda  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Dorothy Malone

A band of murderous cowboys have imposed a reign of terror on the town of Warlock. When the sheriff humiliatingly run out of town the residents hire the services of Clay Blaisedell as facto town marshal. He arrives along with his friend Tom Morgan and sets about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Henry Fonda  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Dorothy Malone

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Jo Van Fleet

Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Jo Van Fleet

Night of the Lepus (1972)

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!  (more)

DIRECTION:  William F. Claxton
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Janet Leigh  •  Rory Calhoun  •  DeForest Kelley

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!  (more)

DIRECTION:  William F. Claxton
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Janet Leigh  •  Rory Calhoun  •  DeForest Kelley

Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)

Comanche Creek, Colorado, 1875: Prisoner Jack Mason is broken out of jail by a gang of strangers. They use him in a robbery, then when the dead-or-alive reward is high enough, they shoot him and collect. The National Detective Agency, now knowing the gang's methods ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Audie Murphy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  Ben Cooper  •  Colleen Miller

Comanche Creek, Colorado, 1875: Prisoner Jack Mason is broken out of jail by a gang of strangers. They use him in a robbery, then when the dead-or-alive reward is high enough, they shoot him and collect. The National Detective Agency, now knowing the gang's methods ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Audie Murphy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  Ben Cooper  •  Colleen Miller

Illegal (1955)

A hugely successful DA goes into private practice after sending a man to the chair -- only to find out later he was innocent. Now the drunken attorney only seems to represent criminals and low lifes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Nina Foch  •  Hugh Marlowe  •  Jayne Mansfield

A hugely successful DA goes into private practice after sending a man to the chair -- only to find out later he was innocent. Now the drunken attorney only seems to represent criminals and low lifes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Nina Foch  •  Hugh Marlowe  •  Jayne Mansfield

Duke of Chicago (1949)

To save his publishing firm, a prizefighter (Tom Brown) comes out of retirement in a fixed match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Blair
CAST:  Tom Brown  •  Audrey Long  •  Grant Withers  •  Paul Harvey

To save his publishing firm, a prizefighter (Tom Brown) comes out of retirement in a fixed match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Blair
CAST:  Tom Brown  •  Audrey Long  •  Grant Withers  •  Paul Harvey

The View from Pompey's Head (1955)

Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and embittered, whose royalties have apparently never reached him. Back in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Dunne
CAST:  Richard Egan  •  Dana Wynter  •  Sidney Blackmer  •  Marjorie Rambeau

Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and embittered, whose royalties have apparently never reached him. Back in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Dunne
CAST:  Richard Egan  •  Dana Wynter  •  Sidney Blackmer  •  Marjorie Rambeau

Where Love Has Gone (1964)

A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Bette Davis  •  Mike Connors  •  Joey Heatherton

A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Bette Davis  •  Mike Connors  •  Joey Heatherton

Star Trek: A Captain's Log (1994)

Star Trek: A Captain's Log was a CBS television documentary which aired on 30 November 1994 across the network. It consisted of film and video clips mixed with interviews from the Star Trek: The Original Series actors William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mahler
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

Star Trek: A Captain's Log was a CBS television documentary which aired on 30 November 1994 across the network. It consisted of film and video clips mixed with interviews from the Star Trek: The Original Series actors William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mahler
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  DeForest Kelley  •  James Doohan

The Bull Of The West (1972)

Two episodes of the TV series "The Virginian" edited together: "Duel at Shiloh" (2 Jan. 1963) and "Nobility of Kings" (10 Nov. 1965).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Hopper  •  Paul Stanley
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Geraldine Brooks  •  Gary Clarke  •  Lee J. Cobb

Two episodes of the TV series "The Virginian" edited together: "Duel at Shiloh" (2 Jan. 1963) and "Nobility of Kings" (10 Nov. 1965).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Hopper  •  Paul Stanley
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Geraldine Brooks  •  Gary Clarke  •  Lee J. Cobb
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