Gig Young

Birthday: Nov 4, 1913
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

CREDIT
67% Game of Death Jim Marshall 1978
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in New York Mortimer McGrew 1976
55% 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
100% Lovers and Other Strangers Hal Henderson 1971
81% 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
78% 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
83% The Man Who Came to Dinner Bit Part 1942
100% One Foot in Heaven Groom 1941
85% Sergeant York Soldier 1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Pilot 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Lt. Roberts 1941
No Score Yet The Tanks Are Coming Actor 1941
No Score Yet Misbehaving Husbands Floor Walker 1940

TV

CREDIT
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Martin Sloan
  • 1959

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