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Jackson DeForest Kelley was born 20th January 1920 in Atlanta,
Georgia The son of Clara Casey Kelley and Rev.Ernest D. Kelley, a
Baptist minister. DeForest discovered that he enjoyed singing .
Eventually this led to solos and later performing on radio
station WSB in Atlanta.
He was tested
For "This Gun for Hire" . Unfortunately, it went to Alan
Ladd and DeForest went back to the Theatre Group. In
1942, DeForest appeared in "The Innocent Young
Man" with the Long Beach Theatre Group. His co-star
was a blonde, blue-eyed beauty(and wife to be one day)
named Carolyn Dowling.
For nine years DeForest primarily played
heavies and found them interesting and challenging. He
built up an impressive list of credits, alternating
between television and motion pictures. Afraid of being
type-cast. This led to
"Star Trek" and the unforgettable role of Dr.
DeForest said that Star Trek was "Moments" many
wonderfull moments and I agree with this too,and generations to
come will still be saying "He's dead Jim"
20th January 1920-11th June 1999
GOODBYE MY DEAR FRIEND YOU WILL BE MISSED