elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Tom McBride (October 7, 1952 − September 24, 1995)

Tom McBride (October 7, 1952 − September 24, 1995) was an American photographer, model, and actor. He starred in the 1981 horror movie Friday the 13th Part 2 as Mark. He also starred in the 1985 movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. His only TV guest appearance was on the TV series Highway to Heaven. McBride, an openly gay man, died in 1995 due to complications from AIDS, only two weeks from his forty-third birthday. A documentary by director Jay Corcoran titled Life & Death on the A-List followed McBride in the final months of his life.

McBride is also remembered for his modeling career as one of the famous Marlboro Men in the 1980s.

AIDS Quilt

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_McBride_(actor)

Further Readings:

Life & Death on the A-List [VHS] Starring Tom McBride
Actors: Tom McBride
Directors: Jay Corcoran
Studio: Water Bearer Films
VHS Release Date: November 11, 1998
Run Time: 50 minutes
Amazon: Life & Death on the A-List

I knew Tom McBride when he lived here in Charleston, WV and he always seemed to be a very nice, friendly guy. I was very sad to hear of his death and looked for a long time to find a copy of this film. I was impressed with the respectful way the whole subject was treated and the openess that Tom had with his disease. Also he was very open about his past sexual history. It's a decent documentary about an A-Gay guy who fell from grace with the NYC A-Gay's because, as he puts it, he was no longer a new face and he had the nerve to talk about his disease in public. --Review from Amazon, D. Pauley

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