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Gig Young

Highest Rated:   100% Desk Set (1957)
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Birthplace:   St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Gig Young started his movie career billed under his birth name, Byron Barr. He made his debut in You're in the Army Now (1941). The following year, he played in The Gay Sisters playing a larger supporting role, a character called Gig Young. While he would he would still continue going by Byron Barr for a while, he would eventually change it to Gig Young because there was an actor named Byron Barr already in Hollywood. When not going by his birth name, Young sometimes billed himself as Bryant Fleming. During WWII, Young was part of the Coast Guard. Upon his discharge, he returned to his movie career. Dashing and witty, Young often played second bananas and was frequently cast as a carefree bachelor who was more interested in fun than commitment. He also played guys who were always unlucky in love in romantic comedies. Occasionally Young would win the lead in B-movies. In 1969, Young earned an Oscar for his performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? On television, Young occasionally guest starred on series and movies. In 1976, he starred in the short-lived series Gibbsville. In 1978, Young and his bride of three weeks (he had been married four times before) were found dead of gunshot wounds in his Manhattan apartment. In Young's hand was the pistol and police surmised that he had shot her and then himself. His wife was Kim Schmidt, a 31-year-old German actress. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
75% Game of Death
  • Jim Marshall
1978
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in New York
  • Mortimer McGrew
1976
60% The Killer Elite
  • Weyburn
1975
40% The Hindenburg
  • Douglas
1975
No Score Yet Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death
  • Jim Marshall
1975
83% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Quill
1974
84% They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Rocky
1969
No Score Yet The Shuttered Room (Blood Island)
  • Mike Kelton
1967
No Score Yet Strange Bedfellows
  • Richard Bramwell
1965
No Score Yet A Ticklish Affair
  • Cmdr. Key Weedon
1963
17% Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)
  • David Barnes
1962
78% That Touch of Mink
  • Roger
1962
No Score Yet Kid Galahad
  • Willy Grogan
1962
No Score Yet The Story on Page One
  • Larry Ellis
1959
No Score Yet Ask Any Girl
  • Evan Doughton
1959
No Score Yet The Tunnel of Love
  • Dick Pepper
1958
83% Teacher's Pet
  • Dr. Hugo Pine
1958
100% Desk Set
  • Mike Cutler
1957
83% The Desperate Hours
  • Chuck
1955
86% Young at Heart
  • Alex Burke
1954
No Score Yet Torch Song
  • Cliff Willard
1953
No Score Yet Arena
  • Hob Danvers
1953
No Score Yet City That Never Sleeps
  • Johnny Kelly
1953
No Score Yet The Girl Who Had Everything
  • Vance Court
1953
No Score Yet Holiday for Sinners
  • Jason Kent
1952
No Score Yet Too Young to Kiss
  • John Tirsen
1952
No Score Yet Come Fill the Cup
  • Boyd Copeland
1951
No Score Yet Only the Valiant
  • Lt. William Holloway
1951
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down
  • Paul Bennett
1951
No Score Yet Slaughter Trail
  • Vaughn
1951
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge
  • Alexander Darvac
1949
No Score Yet Down Dakota Way
  • Steve Paxton
1949
No Score Yet Lust for Gold
  • Pete Thomas
1949
No Score Yet Wake of the Red Witch
  • Sam Rosen
1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon
  • McCarty
1949
71% The Three Musketeers
  • Porthos
1948
No Score Yet The Woman in White
  • Walter Hartright
1948
No Score Yet Pitfall
  • Bill Smiley
1948
No Score Yet Big Town After Dark
  • Vance Crane
1947
No Score Yet Escape Me Never
  • Caryl Dubrok
1947
No Score Yet Seven Were Saved
  • Lt. Martin Pinkert
1947
No Score Yet They Made Me a Killer
  • Steve Reynolds
1946
No Score Yet Love Letters
  • Derek Quinton
1945
96% Double Indemnity
  • Nino Zachette
1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance
  • Rudd Kendall
1943
88% Air Force
  • Co-Pilot
1943
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Gig Young
1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds
  • Student Pilot
1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal
  • Student
1942
80% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Bit Part
1942
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Groom
1941
84% Sergeant York
  • Soldier
1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Pilot
1941
No Score Yet The Tanks Are Coming
  • Actor
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Lt. Roberts
1941
No Score Yet Misbehaving Husbands
  • Floor Walker
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Martin Sloan
  • 1959

Quotes from Gig Young's Characters