|Also Known As:
George Cadogan Gardner Mckay
||Died: || November 21, 2001
|Born: || June 10, 1932
||Cause of Death: || prostate cancer
|| New York City, New York, USA
playwright, author, critic, actor, radio personality, director, sculptor, photographer
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Spent part of his formative years in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Rome and Florence)
After leaving college, moved to NYC's Greenwich Village and worked as a writer and sculptor
At an exhibition of his sculpture, spotted by photographer Richard Avedon who convinced him to appear in a photo shoot with model Suzy Parker
While returning from Paris with Suzy Parker on the ocean liner 'Ile de France', ship stopped to pick up survivors of the Andrea Doria wreck; McKay took photographs which were widely syndicated
Made uncredited appearance in "Raintree County"
Co-starred in the syndicated Western series "Boots and Saddles: The Story of the Fifth Cavalry"
Became a TV star as Capt. Adam Troy on "Adventures in Paradise" (ABC)
Offered starring role opposite Marilyn Monroe in "Something's Got to Give"; turned down part and quit acting
Spent 18 month traveling throughout Egypt and Libya
Appeared in "The Pleasure Seekers"
Last film, "I Sailed to Tahiti with an All-Girl Crew"
Co-directed TV adaptation of play "Untold Damage", starring Geraldine Fitzgerald and Richard Dreyfuss
Had perhaps biggest stage success as a playwright with "Sea Marks"
PBS broadcast an adaptation of his play "Sea Marks"
Was drama critic for the <i>Los Angeles Herald-Examiner</i>
Taught playwrighting at UCLA and at schools in Alaska and Hawaii
Began weekly program on Hawaii Public Radio reading from his own fiction
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Ithaca , New York
Madeleine Madigan. Painter. Born c. 1953; had daughter from previous relationship; met in 1980; married in 1984; survived him.
Hugh Deane McKay. Advertising executive. Died in the 1950s.
Hugh Deane McKay Jr. Survived him.
Tristan Gardner Lebaile McKay. Survived him.
Liza Petree. Born c. 1973; survived him.
Cheyenne Petree. Survived him.
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