Gig Young

Gig Young

  • Born on
    • November 4th, 1913
  • Died on
    • October 19th, 1978
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gig Young (November 4, 1913 - October 19, 1978) was an American film, stage, and television actor, who developed a passion for the theatre while appearing in high school plays. After graduating from high school he worked as a used car salesman and studied acting at night at Phil Hayden Theatre school. He moved to Hollywood when a friend offered him a ride if he would pay for half the gas. After some amateur experience he applied for and received a scholarship to the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse. "I had two jobs to support me, never rested, but it was great training and when I landed the part at Warner Bros., I was ready for it," he said. Barr made early appearances in Misbehaving Husbands, credited as "Byron Barr", and in the short Here Comes the Cavalry. While acting in Pancho, a south-of-the-border play by Lowell Barrington, he and the leading actor in the play, George Reeves, were spotted by a Warner Brothers talent scout. Both actors were signed to supporting player contracts with the studio. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Description above from the Wikipedia article Gig Young, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (41 Credits)

1978Game of Death as Jim Marshall
1977Spectre as Dr. Ham Hamilton
1976Sherlock Holmes in New York as Mortimer McGrew
1975The Hindenburg as Edward Douglas
1975The Killer Elite as Lawrence Weyburn
1974Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia as Quill
1970Lovers and Other Strangers as Hal Henderson
1969They Shoot Horses, Don't They? as Rocky Gravo
1967The Shuttered Room as Mike Kelton
1965Strange Bedfellows as Richard Bramwell
1962Kid Galahad as Willy Grogan
1962Five Miles to Midnight as David Barnes
1962That Touch of Mink as Roger
1959The Story on Page One as Larry Ellis
1959Ask Any Girl as Evan Doughton
1958Teacher's Pet as Dr. Hugo Pine
1958The Tunnel of Love as Dick Pepper
1957Desk Set as Mike Cutler
1955The Desperate Hours as Chuck Wright
1954Young at Heart as Alex Burke
1954Rear Window as Jeff's Editor (voice) (uncredited)
1953City That Never Sleeps as Johnny Kelly
1953Torch Song as Cliff Willard
1953The Girl Who Had Everything as Vance Court
1951Too Young to Kiss as John Tirsen
1951Only the Valiant as Lt. William Holloway
1950Hunt the Man Down as Paul Bennett
1949Lust for Gold as Pete Thomas
1949Tell It to the Judge as Alexander Darvac
1948Wake of the Red Witch as Samuel 'Sam' Rosen
1948The Woman in White as Walter Hartright
1948The Three Musketeers as Porthos
1947Escape Me Never as Caryl Dubrok
1943Air Force as Co-Pilot
1943Old Acquaintance as Rudd Kendall
1942The Gay Sisters as Gig Young
1942The Male Animal as Student (uncredited)
1941Dive Bomber as Abbott - Guinea Pig 2 Experiment 32
1941One Foot in Heaven as First Groom Asking for Dog Licence (uncredited)
1941Sergeant York as Marching Soldier (uncredited)
1941They Died with Their Boots on as Lt. Roberts (uncredited)


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