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Today should have been the 82nd Birthday of a man who as a child wanted to practice medicine like his uncle and ended up as the M.D. in the biggest cult Sci-Fi show in history.
DeForest Jackson Kelley 1920-1999
Born Atlanta, Georgia.
Depression meant insufficient funds for university.
Moved in with Californian uncle. Joined theatre group.
Navy training films appearances during War then spotted by Paramount.
Played bad guys in Westerns and TV.
Got call, became Dr 'Bones' McCoy in second Star Trek Pilot.