Gardner McKay

Gardner McKay

Age
69 (passed away Nov. 21st, 2001)
Birthday
Jun. 10th, 1932
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
6'4"

Gardner McKay's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Adventures in Paradise TV Show
Adventures in Paradise
Boots and Saddles TV Show
Boots and Saddles
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Gardner is the son of Deane McKay, an ad executive, and Catherine. He was raised in New York and Paris. He attended Cornell University two years but left when his father died. He worked in advertising for 6 months but found that he could not stand it. At age 20, he became a sculptor and had a piece displayed in the Museum of Modern Art. In 1959, he was spotted by a Hollywood producer who convinced him to join the cast of TV's "Adventures in Paradise" (1959). When it was over, he decided he really did not like the celebrity spotlight and proceeded to roam the world. He hiked in the Amazon, rode camels in Egypt, and crewed on Caribbean yachts. Finally, in 1980, he met Madeleine Madigan, who became his wife. The life long bachelor settled down and decided to become a writer.


TRIVIA:
  • Novels: "Master of the Seas," "This Fortunate Island," "Silver Eyes." Plays: "Sea Marks" (Los Angeles Drama Critic's Award in 1979 for best play) and "Untold Damage" (which he turned into a TV film in 1973).
  • He quit acting and became a writer in 1970. He was the drama critic for the L.A. Herald Examiner--1979-81.
  • Turned down the offer to co-star with 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv) in the unfinished film _Something's Got to Give (1962)_ (qv), started shortly before her death.
  • He quit acting and became a writer in 1970. He was the drama critic for the L.A. Herald-Examiner--1977-82.
  • Children: son Tristan and daughter Liza.
  • Immortilized in the the 1983 'Jimmy Buffett' (qv) song "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About".


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