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Gig Young

​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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Born:
Nov 4, 1913 In St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
76
First Appeared:
In the movie Misbehaving Husbands 1940-12-20
Latest Project:
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade 2004-07-25
Known For
Poster of Game of Death
Poster of Rear Window
Poster of The Three Musketeers
Poster of Misbehaving Husbands
Filmography
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Self (archive footage) 2004-07-25
Movie Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon Self (archive footage) 1991-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Game of Death Jim Marshall 1978-03-23
Movie Spectre Dr. Ham Hamilton 1977-05-21
Movie Sherlock Holmes in New York Mortimer McGrew 1976-10-18
Series Gibbsville Ray Whitehead 1976-11-11
Movie The Turning Point of Jim Malloy Ray Whitehead 1975-04-12
Movie The Killer Elite Lawrence Weyburn 1975-12-19
Movie The Hindenburg Edward Douglas 1975-12-25
Movie A Black Ribbon for Deborah Ofenbauer 1974-10-04
Movie Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Quill 1974-08-07
Movie The Great Ice Rip-Off Harkey Rollins 1974-11-06
Movie The Neon Ceiling Jones 1971-02-08
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Lovers and Other Strangers Hal Henderson 1970-08-12
Movie They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Rocky Gravo 1969-12-10
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Companions in Nightmare Eric Nicholson 1968-11-23
Movie The Shuttered Room Mike Kelton 1967-06-27
Movie Strange Bedfellows Richard Bramwell 1965-02-09
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Rogues Tony Fleming 1964-09-13
Movie For Love or Money John Dayton "Sonny" Smith 1963-08-07
Movie A Ticklish Affair Key Weedon 1963-08-18
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie That Touch of Mink Roger 1962-06-14
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Duke Marsden 1962-09-20
Movie Kid Galahad Willy Grogan 1962-11-29
Movie Five Miles to Midnight David Barnes 1962-12-12
Series The Twilight Zone Martin Sloan 1959-10-02
Movie Ask Any Girl Evan Doughton 1959-08-21
Movie The Story on Page One Larry Ellis 1959-12-01
Movie Teacher's Pet Dr. Hugo Pine 1958-04-01
Movie The Tunnel of Love Dick Pepper 1958-11-21
Movie Desk Set Mike Cutler 1957-08-02
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Movie The Desperate Hours Chuck Wright 1955-10-05
Movie Young at Heart Alex Burke 1954-12-01
Movie Rear Window Jeff's Editor (voice) (uncredited) 1954-09-01
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The Girl Who Had Everything Vance Court 1953-03-27
Movie City That Never Sleeps Johnny Kelly 1953-06-12
Movie Torch Song Cliff Willard 1953-10-01
Movie Arena Hob Danvers 1953-06-24
Movie You for Me Dr. Jeff Chadwick 1952-07-19
Movie Holiday for Sinners Dr. Jason Kent 1952-07-25
Movie Only the Valiant Lt. William Holloway 1951-04-13
Movie Target Unknown Capt. Reiner 1951-02-08
Movie Too Young to Kiss John Tirsen 1951-11-22
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Slaughter Trail Ike Vaughn aka Murray 1951-10-15
Movie Come Fill The Cup Boyd Copeland 1951-10-24
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Hunt the Man Down Paul Bennett 1950-12-26
Movie Lust for Gold Pete Thomas 1949-06-10
Movie Tell It to the Judge Alexander Darvac 1949-11-18
Movie The Woman in White Walter Hartright 1948-05-07
Movie The Three Musketeers Porthos 1948-10-19
Movie Wake of the Red Witch Samuel 'Sam' Rosen 1948-12-30
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Escape Me Never Caryl Dubrok 1947-11-07
Movie Air Force Co-Pilot 1943-03-20
Movie Old Acquaintance Rudd Kendall 1943-11-27
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie The Male Animal Student (uncredited) 1942-03-12
Movie The Gay Sisters Gig Young 1942-08-01
Movie The Mad Martindales Peter Varney (as Byron Barr) 1942-05-15
Movie Dive Bomber Abbott - Guinea Pig 2 Experiment 32 1941-08-31
Movie Sergeant York Marching Soldier (uncredited) 1941-09-27
Movie You're in the Army Now Soldier 1941-12-25
Movie The Tanks Are Coming Jim Allen 1941-10-04
Movie They Died with Their Boots On Lt. Roberts (uncredited) 1941-11-20
Movie Misbehaving Husbands Floor Walker (as Byron Barr) 1940-12-20