John MacKay Biography (1924-)

Surname is pronounced "Mac-Eye;" born John MacKay Elliott, September 23, 1924, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Robert Peel (a banker) and Corennah (DePue) Elliott; married Mary Foskett (an actress), January 31, 1983. Addresses: HOME--361 E. 50th Street, Apartment 2H, New York, NY 10022. AGENT-- (Television) Cunningham, Escott & Dipene, 118 E. 25th Street, New York, NY 10010. (Theatre) Michael Hartig Agency, 114 E. 28th Street, New York, NY 10016.

John MacKay told CTFT: "Performing in the theatre keeps me honest as an actorand helps keep me honest as a human being. I find the craft of acting complex and always interesting even on its most pedestrian levels. Comedy and farcefascinate me with their techniques of mathematical precision and the warmthof the resulting laughter ... and then once in a while the opportunity comesto do a classic in a favorable situation--Shakespeare, Moliere, Beckett, O'Casey--and the full extent of your good fortune opens up for you, like music. Iconsider myself very fortunate to be able to work at what I love."

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September 23, 1924
Los Angeles, California, United States

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