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Gig Young (November 4, 1913 – October 19, 1978) was an American film, stage, and television actor. Known mainly for second leads and supporting roles, Young won an Academy Award for his performance as a slimy dance-marathon emcee in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Young, who was an alcoholic, was implicated in a murder-suicide, involving himself and his wife.

Fact file

  • Born: Byron Elsworth Barr November 4, 1913 St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Died: October 19, 1978 (aged 64) Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Gunshot wound (self inflicted)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1940-1978
  • Spouse(s): Sheila Stapler (1940-1947) Sophie Rosenstein (1950-1952) Elizabeth Montgomery (1956-1963) Elaine Williams (1963-1966) Kim Schmidt (1978) (her death) (murder-suicide)
  • Children: Jennifer Williams Young (b. 1964)

Read more about Gig Young at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-02-12 14:30:19
Fade In: Soundstage, Universal Studios. Interior — Nightclub. Kirk Douglas, Gig Young and I are rehearsing a scene from our film, “For Love or Money,” a fizzy, frothy 1963 opus in which Kirk and I were cast as a version of “Rock & Doris” in this variation on their fizzy, ...

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LA Times Entertainme, 2012-11-29 13:30:00
"Magic Mike" charmed the pants off audiences, and its star, Matthew McConaughey, collected some of the best notices of his career as stripper elder statesman Dallas. Reviews of the revue found Britain's the Guardian comparing his performance to Oscar-winning turns as an MC by Gig Young ("They Shoot Horses, Don't ...

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