He didn't marry until he was almost 50.%0D %0D Hmm.
Gardner McKay - what a gorgeous man - all 6''4" of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/14/2012|
OP,he was gay as pink ink. Don't care if he got married or not.%0D %0D Yes, he was gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/29/2011|
And then there was Hugh (Wyatt Earp) O'Brian who didn't marry until he was in his 70s.
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Wyatt Earp. He makes me burp.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/29/2011|
I was just a little guy when Gardner McKay was on TV but it was seeing him that I knew that I liked men. His tall, shirtless, hairy chest self sealed the deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/29/2011|
He was a very handsome man
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/29/2011|
Vanity Fair did an article on him a long time ago, with a gorgeous photo. He died a little over ten years ago I believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/29/2011|
Nancy "The Best Blowjob in Hollywood" Reagan infamously allowed Gardner McKay to appreciate her skills once in the coatroom at a party when she was married to Ronnie in the early 60s.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/29/2011|
You gay guys really like to tell big lies. Why do you do that? Gardner McKay was absolutely not gay. Men were not what he wanted in his bed. And, why would he want to marry when he was enjoying all those beautiful women.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/14/2012|
You tell 'em, Linda! I know he loved having all that fine pussy at his fingertips, just like I do. It's a problem deciding which of my regular hot chicks I'm in the mood for on a given night. Sometimes I sleep with more than one!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/14/2012|
I vaguely remember him from that series Adventures in Paradise when it was in perpetual reruns on local NY TV in the 1960s. But did he ever make any films of note or do any other TV?
For such a gorgeous Hollywood hunk his resume is mighty short.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/14/2012|
Matthew, thank you for your comment. It was a delight. It is so wonderful to read a comment from the kind of guy who enjoys what a woman has to offer a man. Sometimes I worry that something has gone wrong with genetics in the males of the human race. Your comment was delightful and confirms that there are real men left in this world. Linda
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Who's Linda and what have you done with Cheryl?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/14/2012|
R14 - McKay's only noteworthy film credit is Jean Negulesco's "The Pleasure Seekers," which in essence was a showcase for Ann-Margret's ample talents and Negulesco's sad decline.
McKay's showbiz resume was brief because he quit the business after his contract with 20th Century Fox expired. Marilyn Monroe handpicked him to co-star in her uncompleted final picture "Something's Got to Give," but, having already made up his mind to quit, he turned the part down.
Uncomfortable with fame, he left Hollywood to pursue his real interests -- writing, sculpting, photography, sailing, and traveling. Since he was born into wealth, he could afford these leisurely pursuits.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/15/2012|
It's funny. In so many of those photos at r7's link, Gardner is posed with a cigarette but it looks more like a prop, like he didn't really know how to smoke.
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R17, it sounds like he refused to perpetuate the fiction that he was a straight Hollywood ladies' man. Walking away and living his own private life was probably the only way to preserve his sanity.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/15/2012|
His NYT obituary can shed some light into what he did after his short stint as a model/actor. He didn't renew his contract with 20th Century Fox, and went into reclusion in the Amazon Jungle.
Also, interesting tidbit, he attended Cornell for a couple of years, so he was no bimbo. And he was not 6'4".
He was 6'5"!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/15/2012|
Gorgeous man who was also a truly awful playwright.
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He was also the drama critic for the late, lamented LA Herald Examiner in the '70s and '80s.
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I'm guessing that the part Monroe wanted him for was the one that eventually went to Tom Tryon -- the playboy yachtsman she got stranded with on a deserted island. This would've been a hilarious send-up of McKay's famous television role. Perhaps he didn't want to be typecast.
R17, well, who knows for sure why. Reading his bio and the NYT piece, it seems to me that McKay sought more fulfillment in being an adventurer than working long hours on a movie/tv set and playing the Hollywood game.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/15/2012|
I remember his picture on the cover of LIFE magazine when Adventures in Paradise began. They called him the next Clark Gable. He was so good looking in that picture, I had to watch the show, and I think the picture started me masturbating! (I thought he lived in Hawaii when he left the show.)
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/15/2012|
McKay, 1950s supermodel Suzy Parker, and male model-Olympian Robin Tattersall made a dashing trio in Richard Avedon's famous fashion series shot in Paris in 1956. The series, which showed the threesome having a grand ol' time around Parisian hotspots raised a few eyebrows at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/16/2012|
I actually knew Gardner McKay - and, No, he wasn't gay. Sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/16/2012|
He was gorgeous. Sigh.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/16/2012|
Haha, Gardy wasn't gay. And for the comment about the cigarette, you are correct. He didn't smoke cigarettes, he did smoke a pipe (and, just to quash the rumor before it starts... tobacco only).
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/14/2012|
"I Knew I Was Gay 'Cause of Gardner McKay".
It's the opening number of my cabaret act.
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