Lou Zivkovic He attended the University of Miami where he received a degree in Physical Education and English. He was a defensive end for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. He is widely known for appearing as the July 1974 centerfold in Playgirl magazine, at the age of 33. ( on these photos he really looks a bit older than just 33, but still freaking masculine!)In this photospread, (taken during an expense paid trip to Hawaii), the muscular and hirsute Zivkovich displayed his 6'4" 216 lb. physique -- 46" chest and 35" waist -- in a series of shots which consistently featured full-frontal nudity. There were no erections and no rear-view shots.
Copies of the magazine quickly became something of a collector's item and even sparked brief talk of an acting career for Zivkovich. (He played a supporting role in a McMillan and Wife episode which aired on October 26, 1975.)
However, there were unfortunate ramifications. The high school in Apple Valley, California, where Zivkovich worked as a phys-ed teacher fired him, charging that his appearance in a nude centerfold showed he was not a proper role model for students. Many of these students as well as fellow teachers then came to the defense of Zivkovich who stated: "I don't see anything wrong with a nude body that is a work of art." The case went to a state appeals panel which admonished Zivkovich for a "mistake in judgment" but ruled in March of 1975 that he could not be fired.
One year later, in March 1976, Zivkovich -- along with a bevy of musclemen -- appeared with Mae West in a CBS TV special titled "Dick Cavett's Backlot USA." Mae West's biographer, Simon Louvish, describes Zivkovich at this point as being Mae West's "frequent escort."
Updating some inf about Lou, he acted on a tv show called "mcmillan and wife" in 1975, to be exact, in Oct (season 5th) Requiem for a Bride. too bad I can't seen to find that exactly episode online. I know for sure that netflix has it, so if anyone want to take a look.... I really would love to see him acting on tv... and even wondering how he looks like now...that he may be aroun' 68 years old! or should we just let it be and be part of a great vintage past...?