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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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Known For

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Adventures in Paradise Adam Troy / Capt. Adam Troy / Captain Adam Troy
The Pleasure Seekers Pete Mc Coy
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 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Pete Mc Coy
 1959-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Adam Troy / Capt. Adam Troy / Captain Adam Troy
- Blueprint for Paradise (1962) ... Capt. Adam Troy
- The Baby Sitters (1962) ... Capt. Adam Troy
- The Dream Merchant (1962) ... Capt. Adam Troy
- A Bride for the Captain (1962) ... Captain Adam Troy
- The Beach at Belle Anse (1962) ... Adam Troy
 1961 The Ginger Rogers Show (TV Movie)
Gardner McKay (uncredited)
 1961 The Right Approach
Gardner - Studio Actor (uncredited)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Airman First Class (uncredited)
 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
 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 Raintree County
Bearded Soldier (uncredited)
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Jacques Henri
- The Angel Biz (1957) ... Jacques Henri
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Other Works:

Novel: "Untold Damage" (filmed as Me (1973)). 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)


Madeleine Madigan  (his death)  (2 children)

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Turned down the offer to co-star with Marilyn Monroe in the unfinished film Something's Got to Give (1962), started shortly before her death. See more »



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