Legendary actor, Gig Young, was born Byron Elsworth Barr on Nov 4, 1913 in St. Cloud, MN. Young died at the age of 65 on Oct 19, 1978 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville, NC.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Gig Young was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (as Rocky) in 1969.
|1951||Best Supporting Actor||Come Fill the Cup (1951)||Boyd Copeland||Nominated|
|1958||Best Supporting Actor||Teacher's Pet (1958)||Dr. Hugo Pine||Nominated|
|1969||Best Supporting Actor||They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)||Rocky||Won|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.
Day Four of Noirvember: The Noirish Life ofBy shadowsandsatin on Nov 4, 2018 From Shadows and Satin
Today?s Noirvember post peers inside the shadowy life of actor , who was born Byron Elsworth Barr on today?s date in 1913 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The film and TV star was bitten by the acting bug while in high school and later landed a scholarship to the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playho... Read full article
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Dr. Hugo Pine: Calling what I have a 'hangover' is like referring to the Johnstown flood as a slight drizzle.
Rocky: Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!
Rocky: My father never made it out of the fourth grade. He knew people. But he didn't know his ass from his elbow. You know what he was? He was a faith healer. I used to travel the circut with him. I was the one he healed. I was the shill, to set the crowd up. "Walk, my boy. When I lay my hands on you, you will walk." You will walk. Sodden old bastard. He thought it was him they believed in, but it was me.
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