Robert Bruce MacKay1,2

M, #173, b. circa 1 December 1919, d. circa 1 August 1985
Father*George A. MacKay b. 13 Jun 1878, d. 11 Jul 1963
Mother*Myra Emerald Boyd b. 10 May 1885, d. Jul 1979
Relationship1st cousin of William Robert Thomas Boyd
     Robert Bruce MacKay was born circa 1 December 1919 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, son of George A. MacKay and Myra Emerald Boyd.3 Robert Bruce MacKay married Barbara R Higby. Robert Bruce MacKay died circa 1 August 1985 at New Hampshire, USA.
     He was attended Excelsior Union HS in Norwalk in 1936 at California, USA. He was attended Fullerton Junior College between 1937 and 1938 at California, USA. He was attended Pomona College between 1939 and 1940 at California, USA. He was crossing the border on 8 February 1939 at Montana, USA.4 He was a singer with the national male quartet between 1946 and 1948. He Bruce was a singer. In the late 1940's he sang with the National Male Quartet as a baritone. He sang in many Broadway shows.

Productions Dates of Production
1776 [Original, Musical, Comedy, History]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Col. Thomas McKean];
Understudy: Bruce MacKay [Benjamin Franklin];
Understudy: Bruce MacKay [John Dickinson] Mar 16, 1969 - Feb 13, 1972
Her First Roman [Original, Musical, Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Rufio] Oct 20, 1968 - Nov 2, 1968
Man of La Mancha [Original, Musical, Drama]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Pedro] - Replacement;
Understudy: Bruce MacKay [The Innkeeper] - Replacement Nov 22, 1965 - Jun 26, 1971
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [Original, Musical, Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Bert Bratt] - Replacement Oct 14, 1961 - Mar 6, 1965
Milk and Honey [Original, Musical, Comedy]
Understudy: Bruce MacKay [Phil] - Replacement Oct 10, 1961 - Jan 26, 1963
Donnybrook! [Original, Musical, Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Willie O'Bantie] May 18, 1961 - Jul 15, 1961
Greenwillow [Original, Musical, Comedy, Fantasy, Romantic Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Amos Briggs] Mar 8, 1960 - May 28, 1960
Happy Town [Original, Musical, Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Bub Richards] Oct 7, 1959 - Oct 10, 1959
The Most Happy Fella [Revival, Musical, Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Pasquale] Feb 10, 1959 - Feb 22, 1959
Oh Captain! [Original, Musical, Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Crew, S.S. Paradise];
Performer: Bruce MacKay [English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian];
Understudy: Bruce MacKay [The Guide] Feb 4, 1958 - Jul 19, 1958
Copper and Brass [Original, Musical, Comedy]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Sergeant];
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Singer] Oct 17, 1957 - Nov 16, 1957
Shinbone Alley [Original, Musical]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Bartender];
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Singer] Apr 13, 1957 - May 25, 1957
Kismet [Original, Musical]
Performer: Bruce MacKay [Second Policeman] - Replacement Dec 3, 1953 - Apr 23, 1955 circa 1948.
DateLocationComment
1921Calgary, Alberta, CanadaAs of 1921, Robert Bruce MacKay lived at Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 712 - 5 1/2 ST NW.

Family

Barbara R Higby b. 22 Jan 1922, d. 21 Sep 1998
Marriage*Robert Bruce MacKay married Barbara R Higby
Children
Last Edited30 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. [S17] US Federal Government, 1930 US Census.
  2. [S27] Members of the immediate family of William Boyd, Family.
  3. [S43] US Federal Government, Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S20] Various, Border Crossing,
    Feb 8, 1939 Sweetgrass Montana,
    Robert Albert Boyd born Kincardine Ont. 1/15/1857 address 337- 11 ave W Calgary accompanied by grandson Robert Bruce MacKay. Nearest relative son William Boyd of the same address. Destination daughter Mrs Myra Mackay Long Beach Calif. Last visit 1928. Height 5f7 gray hair blue eyes.
  5. [S75] Government of Canada, 1921 Census of Canada,
    McKay George A 43 born ontario presbyterian foreman at telephone company
    Myra 33 born USA immigrated 1888
    Robert B 1 alta.
  6. [S17] US Federal Government, 1930 US Census,
    Los Angeles County, Downey Twp, Bellflower Precinct #5
    MacKay George A 51 last birthday 36 at first marriage born canada-english immigrated 1924 living on a poultry raising ranch
    Myra E 40 25 north dakota
    Robert B 10 canada-english 1924.
  7. [S67] US Federal Government, 1940 US Census,
    Long Beach City
    Mackay Myra 51 widowed 2 years college clerical executive with terbuculosis assn
    Robert Bruce son 20 completed 3 years of college.