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Gardner McKay (1932–2001)

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, ... See full bio »

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Adventures in Paradise
Adventures in Paradise Adam Troy / Capt. Adam Troy / Captain Adam Troy
Boots and Saddles
Boots and Saddles Lt. Dan Kelly
The Pleasure Seekers
The Pleasure Seekers Pete Mc Coy


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 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Pete Mc Coy
 1961 The Right Approach
Gardner - Studio Actor (uncredited)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Airman First Class (uncredited)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Simon Easton
- Showdown (1958) ... Simon Easton
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. Richard Lee Gregory / Mr. Steen
- Incident Down South (1958) ... Lt. Richard Lee Gregory
- The Sea Devil Attacks Puget Sound (1958) ... Mr. Steen
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Pierre Shunar
- The Big Rendezvous (1958) ... Pierre Shunar
 1957-1958 Boots and Saddles (TV Series)
Lt. Dan Kelly
- The Decision (1958) ... Lt. Dan Kelly
- Weight of Command (1958) ... Lt. Dan Kelly
- The Holdout (1958) ... Lt. Dan Kelly
- Iron John (1958) ... Lt. Dan Kelly
- The Superstition (1958) ... Lt. Dan Kelly
 1957 Raintree County
Bearded Soldier (uncredited)
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Jacques Henri
- The Angel Biz (1957) ... Jacques Henri
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(September 24 to October 12, 1980) His play, "Sea Marks," was performed in an Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Lousville, Kentucky with Michael Kevin (Colm Primrose) and Laura Hicks (Timothea Stiles) in the cast. B.J. Whiting was director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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The July 22, 1970, issue of Variety, in the Hollywood Production Pulse column, lists the movie "The Low Price of Fame" had started filming May 18 in Iowa, starring Rory Calhoun, Gardner McKay, and Yvonne DeCarlo. Producer and director Jerry Schafer, executive producer Donald B. Running, for Carvel Prods. No evidence the film was completed or released. See more »



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