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Gardner McKay

Gardner McKay

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Also Known As: Died: November 21, 2001
Born: June 10, 1932 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Spent part of his formative years in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Rome and Florence)
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After leaving college, moved to NYC's Greenwich Village and worked as a writer and sculptor
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At an exhibition of his sculpture, spotted by photographer Richard Avedon who convinced him to appear in a photo shoot with model Suzy Parker
1956:
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
1957:
Made uncredited appearance in "Raintree County"
1957:
Co-starred in the syndicated Western series "Boots and Saddles: The Story of the Fifth Cavalry"
1959:
Became a TV star as Capt. Adam Troy on "Adventures in Paradise" (ABC)
1962:
Offered starring role opposite Marilyn Monroe in "Something's Got to Give"; turned down part and quit acting
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Spent 18 month traveling throughout Egypt and Libya
1964:
Appeared in "The Pleasure Seekers"
1968:
Last film, "I Sailed to Tahiti with an All-Girl Crew"
1973:
Co-directed TV adaptation of play "Untold Damage", starring Geraldine Fitzgerald and Richard Dreyfuss
1974:
Had perhaps biggest stage success as a playwright with "Sea Marks"
1976:
PBS broadcast an adaptation of his play "Sea Marks"
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Was drama critic for the <i>Los Angeles Herald-Examiner</i>
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Taught playwrighting at UCLA and at schools in Alaska and Hawaii
1987:
Moved to Hawaii
1995:
Began weekly program on Hawaii Public Radio reading from his own fiction

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