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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He hoped that he was just passing through Decatur and Atlanta.

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Lists with This Book. Feb 04, Spiderorchid rated it did not like it. Share your thoughts with other customers. He was infinitely patient with the clamoring fans who loved him for the space age doctor he portrayed.

He was loyal, understanding, and a rock to lean on. Perhaps DeForest’s chance to have a “normal” life was doomed from the beginning. Theater and radio defined ssawdust early career — but it was a World War II training film he made while serving in the Army Air Corps that led to his first Paramount Studios contract.


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McCoy, you’ll love this book. From Virginia in the s, the Kelleys found their way into Georgia, to Franklin County and the small hill town of Toccoa.

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Feb 09, Jeff Wombold rated it really liked it. The ending was terribly sad and poignant. I really like how the author was able to elicit plenty dtardust memories and opinions from De’s neighbors and friends.

Although I really enjoyed learning more about DeForest Kelley, this book was actually kind of hard to get through. Based on that criterion, From Sawdust to Stardust: Feb 14, Charlotte Smith added it. When a cousin from New Jersey came through some six weeks later, Fro descent into the nightlife accelerated. DeForest Kelley is one of my favorite human beings.

The boy’s natural physicality was honed ssawdust tempered in labor and heat. In-between Rioux makes broad, laudatory generalizations about Kelley that are almost painful to read either as armchair psych or as hagiography.

Other idyllic memories came from travels during summer break. Book in great condition, story itself moves a bit slow until midway through. From Sawdust to Stardust Trade Paperback His time in California had revealed a fundamental truth about his spirit: Jan 25, John rated it liked it. But his work on several pilots for writer-producer Gene Roddenberry changed his destiny and the course of cultural history.


What a remarkable man. Occasionally, DeForest treated himself to a meal out, and one day, he recalled, “I was sitting in a restaurant when this guy named Ronald Hawk came up and asked if I’d ever worked in theater.

Braun rated it really liked it. As a preacher’s kid, DeForest was bound to the sawdust trail of his father’s ministry.

From Sawdust to Stardust

DeForest would take the red car on the Pacific Electric rail line, north and east to the hills and to Hollywood, some thirty miles from Long Beach. Read more Read less. Review Saqdust Ink Dark Moon: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x And up until the end of his life, he had all his fan mail delivered directly to his home and he and his wife Carolyn opened, read, and answered every piece they possibly could.