This blog is dedicated to the memory of Jackson DeForest Kelley. Known as DeForest Kelley, or 'De'. We love and miss you De.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here's To You, De
Hi Welcome to my new blog: "DeForest Kelley Forever".
This blog is intended to be an honor to the late DeForest Kelley and his late wife: Carolyn Dowling Kelley.
I live/have lived in some of the same areas of Califoria that De And Carolyn once did, so I thought perhaps I'd share photos of the areas, some essays I've written, a story or two and just thoughts or reviews of westerns, thoughts regarding his role on STAR TREK, Dr. Leonard McCoy. And maybe post up an old interview or two.
I don't claim to be an expert on Mr. Kelley, I just wanted to express my love and admiration of a wonderful gentleman. Here's to you, De.
Oh God, here in my dressing room with the door shut, I am alone with Thee...Can not an actor be God's man? Convention classes me and my fellows among the loose and thoughtless. So Thou art my secret. I triumph inwardly to find Thy presence and taste the mystic joy of Thy friendship. While the world suspects not, Thou teaches me subtle ways to resist despair, to master my passions, to heal unworthy weakness; the rare medicine of Thy presene is for me, to, as well as for the cloistered monk or meditating scholar. Teach me to be great among the many who are content to be called great. Let me be an unusual person because of that simplicity of heart and lovableness of nature that I learn from Thee. Dr. Frank Crane (printed in "From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley" by Terry Lee Rioux) DeForest Kelley carried a clipping of this prayer in his wallet all his life.