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Gardner McKay was an actor who graced the silver screen many times throughout his Hollywood career. He spent 18 month traveling throughout Egypt and Libya. In 1973, he co-directed a TV adaptation of the play "Untold Damage," starring Geraldine Fitzgerald and Richard Dreyfuss. He spent part of his formative years in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Rome and Florence). In 1995, he began a weekly program on Hawaii Public Radio, reading from his own fiction. In 1957, he co-starred in the syndicated Western series "Boots and Saddles: The Story of the Fifth Cavalry." McKay started off his career in film with roles in the Montgomery Clift dramatic adaptation "Raintree County" (1957) and the Clifton Webb comedy adaptation "Holiday For Lovers" (1959). McKay also appeared in "The Pleasure Seekers" (1964), "I Sailed to Tahiti With an All Girl Crew" (1969) and "Sea Marks" (PBS, 1975-76). Later in his career, McKay appeared on the documentary "Journey Inside Tibet" (1999) with Paul Horn. McKay passed away in November 2001 at the age of 69.

Gardner McKay was an actor who graced the silver screen many times throughout his Hollywood career. He spent 18 month traveling throughout Egypt and Libya. In 1973, he co-directed a TV adaptation of the play "Untold Damage," starring Geraldine Fitzgerald and Richard Dreyfuss. He spent part of his formative years in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Rome and Florence). In 1995, he began a weekly program on Hawaii Public Radio, reading from his own fiction. In 1957, he co-starred in the syndicated Western series "Boots and Saddles: The Story of the Fifth Cavalry." McKay started off his career in film with roles in the Montgomery Clift dramatic adaptation "Raintree County" (1957) and the Clifton Webb comedy adaptation "Holiday For Lovers" (1959). McKay also appeared in "The Pleasure Seekers" (1964), "I Sailed to Tahiti With an All Girl Crew" (1969) and "Sea Marks" (PBS, 1975-76). Later in his career, McKay appeared on the documentary "Journey Inside Tibet" (1999) with Paul Horn. McKay passed away in November 2001 at the age of 69.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Road to Utopia (1946) Waiter
2.
 Duffy's Tavern (1945) Regan
3.
 Having Wonderful Crime (1945) Stage manager
4.
 Incendiary Blonde (1945) Master of ceremonies
5.
 Man Alive (1945) Pa
6.
 Murder, He Says (1945) Phil Grady
7.
 Salty O'Rourke (1945) Burp
8.
 Out of This World (1945) Stage manager
9.
 Ten Cents a Dance (1945) Bits
10.
 Up in Arms (1944) Old Stevedore
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-20 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: George Reuben, April 15, 1884 Minsk, Russia
Died: December 3, 1945 Hollywood, CA
McKay started his career as a bareback rider with a circus and later toured vaudeville with Gus Edwards' troupe. He also appeared for three years in the Ziegfeld Follies (1913 15). In 1933, he signed with Columbia Pictures and played numerous supporting and bit roles. McKay was one of the founders of the National Vaudeville Artists organization.

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