Yes, he did. His first film was VARIETY GIRL. DE was the nascient male lead in it. Bob Hope was in it. De met most of the stars (and there were many) in it. He also met Marlena Dietrich, Gable, Stewart (served with them in the Amy Air Corp at Culver City) and Jim Mitchum, among others. There are two books about De: DEFOREST KELLEY: A HARVEST OF MEMORIES (I wrote this one; De was my mentor in real life) and FROM SAWDUST TO STARDUST by Terry Lee Rioux. Both are available at Amazon.com. SAWDUST is De's official bio, authorized by Carolyn Kelley.