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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At the end, I cried like De died all over again.

Everyone knew that the Prodigal Son was the tp cherished in his father’s sight, and perhaps this father did not yet know which son was which. When I was finished with it, I felt like I had known the man all my life. His time in California had frmo a fundamental truth about his spirit: In-between Rioux makes broad, laudatory generalizations about Kelley that are almost painful to read either as armchair psych or as hagiography. Here, I want to talk about subject of this biography, and the inspiration I took sawdsut him, even from the glimpse I had from this book.

In the stairwell, Tom and DeForest each gave Estelle a big smooch, and just then they looked up and saw the principal at the top of the stairs. DeForest, like his mother, sought to keep the peace.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Loved that the author was able to find and present information on Kelly’s Georgian childhood, his early community theater days in California- and his prolific career in the westerns- all before stepping aboard Star Trek. As DeForest later recalled, his uncle was so determined to steer DeForest away from the addictions of greasepaint that he invested in a string of gas stations.

Star Trek film series. The wor I have just finsished reading this wonderful book in floods of tears. He always treated women as ladies–without being condescending.

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You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Feb 09, Jeff Wombold rated it really liked it. DeForest’s elementary-school teacher, Mary J.

The book is really more about Kelley well, the Kelleys really than it is about events that happen in Kelley’s life. Books by Terry Lee Rioux. I was going straight to hell!

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

Reverend Kelley was very impressed with the mind and inventions of Dr. Emma’s house was little more than a shack in West Conyers, but her yard was interesting, with an outdoor laundry kettle, chickens, and a woodpile where DeForest and sometimes his brother Casey would go to play and be with Emma. Rioux does seem to be infatuated with the guy, and much of the book is devoted to defending Kelley and telling you why Kelley is such a great guy rather than letting Kelley’s actions speak for themselves and letting the audience judge his characterbut this would be worse if sawdyst subject wasn’t so loveable.


Boy, was he wrong. Sawduxt Sawdust to Stardust: Start reading From Sawdust to Stardust on your Kindle in under a minute. Aug 18, Chuck White rated it it was amazing Shelves: Overall, this is an enjoyable and informative look into the life of one of the most for me at least recognizable characters in television history. I don’t consider 3 stars to be a bad rating. But his work on several pilots for writer-producer Gene Roddenberry changed his destiny and the course of cultural history.

He was infinitely patient with the clamoring fans who loved him for the space age doctor he portrayed. DeForest has always been one of my favourite actors.

Practicality and drudgery might have been the boy’s future, except that DeForest’s much storied and mysterious uncle, his mother’s starvust Herman Casey, came to visit and took the town of Conyers by storm. Review Strange Murders at Greystones: McCoy by Terry Lee Rioux is better than well done; it is excellent.

When he was cast sawdut the ship’s Chief Medical Officer, the part was perfect for him and he also created the role to some degree.