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:

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

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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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Gig Young Quotes:

[Roger enters Philip's office in rags]
Philip Shayne: What happened?
Roger: I was knocked down two flights of stairs and then viciously attacked by a dog in a taxi. This has been the most satisfying day of my life.


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.


Alice Pepper: [to her husband] You know, I miss the kids. I know camp's the best place for them, but I miss them terribly, don't you?
Dick Pepper: [Casually unconcerned] Not a damn bit!


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Gig Young Facts
His film career was interrupted by WWII duty with the Coast Guard, serving in the Pacific for three years.

Daughter, Jennifer Young, was born in 1964.

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.

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