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Birth Name: DeForest Kelley
Born: 01/20/1920
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Death Place: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Died: 06/11/1999

Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on Jan. 20, 1920 in Atlanta, GA to parents Clora and Ernest David Kelley, a Baptist Minister. A talented singer from an early age, DeForest, as he was known, performed regularly with the local church choir while attending Decatur Boys High in nearby Decatur. He began his entertainment career singing on an Atlanta area radio station and later performed on the stage at the Paramount Theater with Lew Forbes and his orchestra. After serving with the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, Kelley launched his acting career with a supporting role in the misleadingly titled "Time to Kill" (1945), a military recruitment film starring future "Superman" Geor... Continue Bio >>


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