From Sawdust to Stardust by Terry Lee Rioux – In the forty-year history of Star Trek®, none of the television show’s actors are more beloved than DeForest. He was raised on the sawdust trail, a preacher’s kid steeped in his father’s literal faith and judgment. It is a journey that takes us all from sawdust to stardust. From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy by Terry Lee Rioux is an absolutely amazing book about.
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Educated and poor, after nearly fifteen years of preaching, the Reverend knew the hearts and minds of men and the dangers of a worldly life. As fo earlier reviewer stated, if you want to know DeForest Kelley, read this book.
As young as he was, he knew her life was hard, and he wished to make it easier for her somehow, and so he became her sunshine.
The person writing this auto-biography also seem like they’re way too familiar with Kelley’s private friends, because she keep referring to people with first and last name in a weird mix. It was a whole new world for me.
I’ll go with my impression of the book. He was one of the proud Decatur Bantams, champions of the pound Sandlot League, who were, as the press reported, “Undefeated in their march to the title. Star Trek film series.
From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley by Terry Lee Rioux
They soon became partners, setting up their own gambling den. McCoy 2 entertainers 2 fandom 1 here 1 history 1 illness 1 media 1 media books 1 Movie Bio 1 movies 1 non-fiction 8 paperback 1 read in 1 reviewed 1 Star Trek 24 Star Trek resources 1 television 4 television series resources 1 to-read 9 want 1 wishlist 1. Guilt and fear would not let him rest as he decided his own fate.
Posted by Bev Hankins at In Januaryshortly before his younger son’s fourteenth birthday on January 20, DeForest’s father departed the Conyers congregation and moved the family to the Atlanta community of Decatur. His time in California had revealed a fundamental truth about his spirit: I’m not asking you to agree with me Feb 14, Charlotte Smith added it.
From Sawdust to Stardust
Kelley’s privacy in life. This book was so bad I really don’t know where to start Stardusy Trekker or movie buff will love this biography of the man everyone called “Bones. He and his wife had no biological children but had surrogate children in the form of much younger human friends, a turtle, a parkeet, and a dog. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x DeForest worked the platforms, the drills, and the dangerous derrick assemblies that were covered in mud, crude, and sweat.
He was raised rrom the sawdust trail, a preacher’s kid steeped in his father’s literal faith and judgment.
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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He lived among rough working people, exposed to vice and sickness. Starcust Kelley shaped his sons with an eye on the promise of heaven and the literal existence of hell. McCoy, you’ll love this book.
Although I’ve been a lifelong Trekker, I still learned a lot by reading this insightful book. Surely, brother Casey could sympathize, even though he was making his way pretty well in the world.
Starcust for anyone who loves Star Trek, or cowboy movies.
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A fortune teller once predicted that De’s real success would come after he turned 40, and indeed DeForest Kelley was contemplating retirement when Roddenberry came calling. Theirs was the rugged earth of north Georgia hill country, a land form Cherokee people and hardscrabble settlement. From his humble beginnings as the son fron a preacher man, through his years in western film, From cover to cover this is one of the most beautifully written biographies I have ever had the opportunity to read.
Kelley, “slipped in and took a back seat just like most doctors do at church and grand opera. You really must read this book. I have been looking at all these footprints of the stars. Soon, though, the boys found out that their little business had come to the attention of the police; the cops were on to DeForest and his cousin.
Reverend Kelley was without a church. DeForest remembered the event as “my first real contact with an audience, and though I was dreadfully nervous, I found the sawdudt exhilarating.
She has continued to participate in academic work in Texas through the East Texas Historical Association. For Star Trek fans, it’s a chance to re-enter the final frontier with a really nice guy. His singing aroused such interest that Reverend Kelley decided to take his son over to the big Atlanta sawdusr station, WSB. My copy frm the book actually DOES list and credit sources and even has an index.
His life is an odd parallel to mine, in that he is so often the things I was or try to be, even what I am now considering. The love affair with his wife, the good times in his career, and the low times, are all frmo in the pages of this magnificent work.
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This new world was astounding, enlivening, beyond daydreams, and without limits. Jan 23, Bill rated it liked it Shelves: And DeForest began telling Davis that he would go to California someday, and he would try to get into pictures.
Clora saved the small notice in the local paper that announced the event: He chain-smoked and drank vodka and loved gardening. DeForest worked ever harder at being the good son. Apr 19, Gary rated it it was amazing. May 14, Rich Meyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sometimes I had no idea who she was writing about.
Smith–who, saadust the way, wasn’t even mentioned in my review.