DeForest Kelley Signed "Star Trek" 8x10 Photo (Beckett)

Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy

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The photo measures 8" x 10" in size and has been hand-signed by DeForest Kelley (D. 1999(

DeForest Kelley was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the original "Star Trek" television series and subsequent movies. He was born on January 20, 1920, in Atlanta, Georgia, and passed away on June 11, 1999.

Kelley's acting career began in the 1940s, and he appeared in various films and TV shows before landing the role of Dr. McCoy in "Star Trek." The original "Star Trek" series, created by Gene Roddenberry, premiered on September 8, 1966. Dr. Leonard McCoy, the ship's chief medical officer, became one of the most beloved characters in the series.

As Dr. McCoy, DeForest Kelley was known for his catchphrase, "I'm a doctor, not a [fill in the blank]," which became a signature line for the character. McCoy was a compassionate and often cantankerous figure, providing both medical expertise and moral support to his fellow crew members aboard the starship USS Enterprise.

After the original "Star Trek" series ended in 1969, Kelley reprised his role as Dr. McCoy in several "Star Trek" movies, starting with "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" in 1979. He continued to play the character in subsequent films, including "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."

Throughout his career, DeForest Kelley remained fond of his association with "Star Trek" and its devoted fanbase. He participated in "Star Trek" conventions and events, always showing appreciation for the fans' enthusiasm and support.

Outside of "Star Trek," Kelley appeared in various television shows and films, often in guest-starring roles. However, he will always be most remembered and celebrated for his portrayal of Dr. McCoy, a character that left an indelible mark on the world of science fiction and remains an enduring part of "Star Trek" lore.

DeForest Kelley's contributions to "Star Trek" and his portrayal of Dr. McCoy continue to be celebrated by fans and have secured his place as a beloved figure in the history of the iconic sci-fi franchise.

The autograph(s) includes an official James Spence Authentication (JSA) hologram and matching COA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: JSA COA

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