Thursday, June 11, 2009 the 10 year aniversary of DeForest Kelley's Death, fellow De fan Alison Winter and I met up to polish his star. It was delightful, as we chatted about De, got to know each other and made the star extra shiny. Alison Winter with Mr. Kelley's Star
Kristine M. Smith, author of DeForest Kelley: A Harvest of Memories (2001), celebrates the late actor’s enduring legacy in a new e-book In the first edition of a newly-released 61-page e-book, The Enduring Legacy of DeForest Kelley: Actor, Healer, Friend, DeForest Kelley’s former personal assistant: Kristine M Smith has compiled the memories and reminiscences of nearly two dozen fans and friends whose lives were blessed and changed forever by the career or kindness of the late actor who portrayed Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the original Star Trek television series and motion pictures.
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.