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

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From Sawdust to Stardust. Description In a year screen career which began in and ended in with his final appearance, as himself, in the seminal Star Trek documentary, Trekkies, DeForest Kelley his real name notched up 41 film credits and television appearances.


Best known for his portrayal of the irascible Dr Leonard McCoy in the original Star Trek, he first made his name playing cowboys – most of them bad guys – in the heyday of the Hollywood western. Terry Lee Rioux’s extensive and well-researched portrayal of DeForest Kelley’s life takes readers into the story of his tragedies as well as his triumphs and sheds new light on a remarkable individual.

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For Star Trek fans, it’s a chance to re-enter the final frontier with a really nice guy. Later she earned a Master of Arts degree in history at Lamar University. Terry’s professional focus has been the preservation and interpretation of individual life stories in the starduat and twentiethth centuries.

She lives and works in New Orleans and travels frequently to Los Angeles.

From Sawdust to Stardust

She has continued to participate in academic work in Texas through the East Texas Historical Association. She is the author of From Sawdust to Stardust. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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