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New York City, New York, USA
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Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
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Adventures in Paradise
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George Cadogan Gardner McKay (June 10, 1932 – November 21, 2001) was an American actor, artist, and author. Born in New York City, McKay graduated from Cornell University, where he majored in art. He became a Hollywood heart throb in the 1950s and 1960s. His good looks, his 6`5" (1.96 m) 200 pound (91 kg) frame, and his love of sailing all helped him land him the leading role in the ABC television series Adventures in Paradise, based loosely on the writings of James Michener. His character, Adam Troy, was a Korean War veteran who purchased the twin-masted 82-foot (25 m) schooner Tiki, and sailed the South Pacific. McKay was under contract to MGM when he was spotted by Dominick Dunne, a television producer for Twentieth Century Fox who was searching for an actor to star in his planned Adventures in Paradise. Dunne put his business card on the table and said, "If you`re interested in discussing a television series, call me." McKay competed in screen tests with nine other candidates, and won it because of his good looks and ability to sail. An accomplished sailor, he had made eight Atlantic crossings by the age of seventeen. Although previously unknown to the public, McKay appeared on the July 6, 1959, cover of Life Magazine just two months before the series premiered.
In the 1957-1958 season, McKay played Lieutenant Dan Kelly in the 38-episode syndicated western series, Boots and Saddles, with Jack Pickard and Patrick McVey. After acting in more than 100 films for television, McKay left Hollywood to pursue his loves of photography, sculpture, and writing. He turned down the opportunity to star opposite Marilyn Monroe in Something`s Got to Give, a film which was never produced. He exhibited his sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, besides holding individual exhibitions. His lifeboat rescue photographs of the Andrea Doria were published internationally. McKay wrote many plays and novels, and was a literary critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner between 1977 and 1982. He taught writing classes at the University of California at Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Alaska, University of Hawaii.
McKay settled in Hawaii, where he died from prostate cancer in 2001 at the age of 69. He was survived by his wife Madeleine Madigan, a painter, and two children.
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George Cadogan Gardner McKay
George Cadogan Gardner McKay (June 10, 1932 – November 21, 2001) was an American actor, artist, and author.
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Gardner McKay died on 21st November, 2001. His last relationship was with Madeleine Madigan-mckay.
During his life he dated Madeleine Madigan-mckay from 1983 to 2001, Laila Nyborg in 1965, Barbara Bouchet from 1963 to 1964, Irish McCalla in 1962, Ann-Margret in 1961, Dolores Hawkins from 1961 to 1962, Dorothy Provine in 1959, Greta Chi from 1959 to 1961, Ziva Rodann, Maria Cooper, Dany Saval, Françoise Saint-Laurent, Agnès Laurent, Marsha Krell, Nancy Harmon, Cynthia Chenault, Princess Soraya, Joan Collins, Tuesday Weld, Connie Stevens, Julie Newmar, Loretta Swit, Patricia Medina, Suzanne Pleshette, Suzy Parker, Barbara Steele, Diane Baker, Leslie Parrish, Jo Morrow and Pamela Tiffin.
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