Gig Young

Gig Young

Highest Rated: 100% Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

Lowest Rated: 29% Five Miles to Midnight (1963)

Birthday: Nov 4, 1913

Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

Amiable supporting player and occasional lead who broke into film in the early 1940s. Young appeared in several bit parts under his given name, Byron Barr, and the pseudonym, Bryant Fleming, before adopting the name of his character in the 1942 feature, "The Gay Sisters." While he proved capable in several dramatic parts (notably as the sleazy emcee in the haunting "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), Young seemed destined to play debonair cads and slightly inebriated playboys who never win the female lead in the end in sophisticated light comedies such as "Desk Set" (1957), "Teacher's Pet" (1958) and "That Touch of Mink" (1962). Young's third and fifth wives were actresses Elizabeth Montgomery and Kim Schmidt; he allegedly shot the latter three weeks into the marriage before turning the gun on himself.

Highest rated movies

Lovers and Other Strangers
Desk Set
Teacher's Pet
The Desperate Hours
Young at Heart
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Air Force
The Three Musketeers

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
46% 63% Game of Death Jim Marshall (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spectre Dr. Ham Hamilton (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 55% Sherlock Holmes in New York Mortimer McGrew (Character) - 1976
36% 38% The Hindenburg Edward Douglas (Character) - 1975
50% 33% The Killer Elite Lawrence Weyburn (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville: The Turning Point of Jim Malloy Ray Whitehead (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lives of Ben Franklin: The Ambassador Unknown (Character) - 1975
78% 85% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Quill (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deborah Ofenbauer (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Ice Rip-Off Harkey Rollins (Character) - 1974
100% 73% Lovers and Other Strangers Hal Henderson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Ceiling Jones (Character) - 1970
85% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Rocky (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Companions in Nightmare Eric Nicholson (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 42% The Shuttered Room Mike Kelton (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 39% Strange Bedfellows Richard Bramwell (Character) - 1965
29% 56% Five Miles to Midnight David Barnes (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love or Money `'Sonny'` John Dayton Smith (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 47% A Ticklish Affair Key Weedon (Character) - 1963
50% 57% Kid Galahad Willy Grogan (Character) - 1962
78% 70% That Touch of Mink Roger (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 50% The Story on Page One Larry Ellis (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 63% Ask Any Girl Evan Doughton (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 26% The Tunnel of Love Dick Pepper (Character) - 1958
86% 71% Teacher's Pet Dr. Hugo Pine (Character) - 1958
100% 83% Desk Set Mike Cutler (Character) - 1957
86% 79% The Desperate Hours Chuck Wright (Character) - 1955
86% 79% Young at Heart Alex Burke (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 35% City That Never Sleeps Johnny Kelly (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 27% The Girl Who Had Everything Vance Court (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arena Hob Danvers (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 45% Torch Song Cliff Willard (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet You for Me Dr. Jeff Chadwick (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday for Sinners Dr. Jason Kent (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Too Young to Kiss John Tirsen (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 52% Only the Valiant Lt. William Holloway (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Boyd Copeland (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Unknown Capt. Reiner (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% Slaughter Trail Ike Vaughn (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% Hunt the Man Down Paul Bennett (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 30% Tell It to the Judge Alexander Darvac (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 68% Lust for Gold Pete Thomas (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 67% The Woman in White Walter Hartright (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 49% Wake of the Red Witch Samuel "Sam" Rosen (Character) - 1948
80% 74% The Three Musketeers Porthos (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 57% Escape Me Never Caryl Dubrok (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 76% Old Acquaintance Rudd Kendall (Character) - 1943
82% 70% Air Force Co-Pilot (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tanks Are Coming Jim Allen (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Ray Whitehead (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rogues Tony Fleming (Character) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theatre '62 Unknown (Character) 1961
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Martin Sloan (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957