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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Inhe was advanced into high school. Kelley’s early years, military service, acting career and his unflagging dedication to his wife, I was impressed not only by the man’s deeds, but more I don’t often read biographies, even though most of the staardust in my library are about the original cast of STAR Sawdush.

The love affair with his wife, the good times in his career, and the low times, are all captured in the pages of this magnificent work. I did feel like certain events and attitudes were glossed over instead of explored in the depth they were due lots of references to a party lifestyle, or thin examination of relationships between the As a fan of TOS, I really enjoyed learning swwdust about the real life of one of my favorite TV characters.

In the glittering world of Hollywood where marriage partners could be changed as often as one’s outfits, Kelley remained married to the same woman for over 40 years. The kindle version of this book is a mess. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. This is the first main Star Trek cast member to have his biography published after his death, and to be written by someone else, as Kelley felt his story wasn’t worth publishing.


Now I want to go back and watch Star Trek. His greatest gifts were the content of his sermons and the strength of his presence in the pulpit.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Loved his way of looking at life- enjoying his career- supporting his close friends- acknowledging his fans but insisting that he headed for the peace of home with his beloved Carolyn.

From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley by Terry Lee Rioux

Humility and spiritual rewards were paramount. After having read the autobiographies of many of the actors behind the other major characters of Star Trek, I had always wished that DeForest had written his as well.

Estelle was an especially pretty girl, and one day she got a pass to go to the library. DeForest received “a great hand, the solo work of this year-old boy being especially good,” according to the local paper. He and DeForest were compelled to work for the Roosevelt agencies designed to lift the country out of economic crisis.

But his work on several pilots for writer-producer Gene Roddenberry changed his destiny and the course of cultural history. I thoroughly sawdusst this book.

See and discover other items: Start reading From Sawdust to Stardust on your Kindle in under a minute. An example would be when she was writing something about Shatner in one pa 2,5. DeForest recalled, “This guy came from backstage.


Add both to Cart Add both to List. While the world suspects not, Thou teachest me subtle ways to resist despair, to master my passions, to heal stardush weakness; the rare medicine of Thy presence is for me, too, as well as for the cloistered monk or meditating scholar.

Herman Casey made sure his sister’s son did not play cards, since card playing was a sure ticket to hell for a Southern Baptist. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Tom’s father ran sadwust quarter-sized locomotive from Milstead to Conyers for the Callaway Mill; his last run was at the end of the day, statdust Tom had better be on it or walk miles to get home. He was kidded and coached by his new friends about his mush-mouth drawl.

She lives and works in New Orleans and travels frequently to Los Angeles. He was infinitely patient with the clamoring fans who loved him for the space age doctor he portrayed. The boys dropped their books and ran for it, Tom crying out, “Excuse me, Professor!

She and a friend showed me off. From Sawadust to Stardustt is not your typical Hollywood biography.