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Gardner McKay

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Gardner McKay Birth Name: George Cadogan Gardiner McKay
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
He was died on November 21, 2001.

Biography and Career

Gardner McKay was born on June 10, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an American Actor, Artist and author.

McKay was under contract to MGM when he was spotted by Dominick Dunne, a television producer for Twentieth Century Fox who was searching for an actor to star in his planned Adventures in Paradise.

In the 1957-1958 season, McKay played Lieutenant Dan Kelly in the 38-episode syndicated western series, Boots and Saddles, with Jack Pickard and Patrick McVey.

After acting in more than 100 films for television, McKay left Hollywood to pursue his loves of photography, sculpture, and writing. He turned down the opportunity to st ar opposite Marilyn Monroe in Something's Got to Give, a film which was never produced.

He exhibited his sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, besides holding individual exhibitions. His lifeboat rescue photographs of the Andrea Doria were published internationally. McKay wrote many plays and novels, and was a literary critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner between 1977 and 1982. He taught writing classes at the University of California at Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Alaska, and University of Hawaii.

McKay's awards included National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, for playwriting, the Drama Critics Circle Award Best Play, and Sidney Carrington Prize. He was a winner in Canadian Regional Drama Festival, and runner up in the Hemingway Short Story Contest.

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Raintree County
Holiday for Lovers
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The Pleasure Seekers
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I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew
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Date Added: 04 March '10


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