Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 
 

Gig Young Overview:

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.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best Supporting ActorCome Fill the Cup (1951)Boyd CopelandNominated
1958Best Supporting ActorTeacher's Pet (1958)Dr. Hugo PineNominated
1969Best Supporting ActorThey Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)RockyWon
.

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

BlogHub Articles:

Day Four of Noirvember: The Noirish Life of

By 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


See all articles

Gig Young Quotes:

August 'Augie' Poole: Now, according to your logic, if I chase around with another woman, then I'll have a child with my own wife?
Dick Pepper: Well, I can't guarantee it, but what can you lose? You're not getting anywhere *your* way.


Rocky: I may not know a winner when I see one, but I sure as hell can spot a loser.


Dr. Hugo Pine: To me, journalism is, ah, like a hangover. You can read about it for years, but until you've actually experienced it, you have no conception of what it's really like.


read more quotes from Gig Young...



Share this page:
Featuring
(1941)
Mon. 25 Feb. 05:30 AM EST

See Today's TCM Schedule >>
Also a Scorpio






See All Scorpios >>
Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1969






See more Best Supporting Actor awards>>
Gig Young on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame



See All Walk of Fame Stars >>
Gig Young Facts
Cast in Blazing Saddles (1974) as the Waco Kid. Replaced by Mel Brooks with Gene Wilder shortly after filming began because the alcoholic Young was suffering from delirium tremens on the set.

First wife, Sheila Stapler, was an actress. His second wife, Sophia Rosenstein, was a drama coach he met while she was working at Warner Brothers and who died a little over a year later from cancer. Divorced also from actress Elizabeth Montgomery before her "Bewitched" (1964) fame. He had his only child, Jennifer Young, (born in 1964), from his fourth marriage to Elaine Young, a Realtor and sometime performer.

Was originally cast as the voice of Charles Townsend for the TV Series "Charlie's Angels" (1976), but was too drunk to record his lines and was replaced at the last minute by John Forsythe.

See All Related Facts >>