Gig Young

Gig Young

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1913-11-04 · Deathday: 1978-10-19 (64 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

62 Movies · 17 TV shows

Also Known As: Byron Elsworth Barr · Byron Barr · Bryant Fleming · Gig · Ronald Reed

Biography.

Gig Young (born Byron Elsworth Barr; November 4, 1913 – October 19, 1978) was an American actor. He was thrice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Come Fill the Cup (1952), Teacher's Pet (1959), and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), winning for the last of these.

Movies & TV shows.

62 Movies · 17 TV shows
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade

Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade

2004
An account of the life and work of American film director Sam Peckinpah, a tortured artist whose genius and inner demons changed the Western genre forever.
Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon

Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon

1991
Profile of Kenneth Anger, looking at the uproar his books on Hollywood scandals caused and journeying through the darker side of Hollywood's history, including film clips, and Anger playing a guide wi...
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage

Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage

1983
This star- studded look at the Golden age of Hollywood during the 30s, 40, and 50 is made up of out-takes from Warner Bros., promotional shorts, movie premieres, public service pleas, wardrobe tests, ...
Game of Death

Game of Death

6
1978
A martial arts movie star has to fake his death to find out who is trying to kill him.
Spectre

Spectre

1977
William Sebastian is recruiting his old friend. He needs the help of Hamilton. Anitra Cyon thinks her brother is doing black arts. She says she is mentally fit. The Cyon estate is being investigated b...
TV
Gibbsville

Gibbsville

1976
The NBC drama series "Gibbsville" starred John and Gig Young. Two reporters for a newspaper in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1940s were the focus of the series.
Sherlock Holmes in New York

Sherlock Holmes in New York

1976
An affectionate bow to the master sleuth in this lavishly produced original that has him rushing to New York City after discovering that his old nemesis, Moriarty, has kidnapped the son of the detecti...
The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg

6
1975
George C is the author of this highly speculative historical thriller. Scott, a former hero pilot who is now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief...
The Killer Elite

The Killer Elite

1975
One of the principle members of the group is Mike Locken. The majority of their work is for the C.I.A. One of his friends shoots him in the elbow and knee while he was on a case for them. His assignme...
The Turning Point of Jim Malloy

The Turning Point of Jim Malloy

1975
The son of a small-town doctor returns to his hometown after being kicked out of Yale, and begins a new career on the town's newspaper.
The Great Ice Rip-Off

The Great Ice Rip-Off

1974
A retired cop goes up against a jewel thief and his gang, who are trying to smuggle diamonds across the country.
A Black Ribbon for Deborah

A Black Ribbon for Deborah

1974
A woman with psychic powers is trying to have a child. Even though she is unable to have children, her desire to do so creates a supernatural force that will fulfill her wishes.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

1
1974
An American bartender and his girlfriend go on a road trip through Mexico to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
The Neon Ceiling

The Neon Ceiling

1971
A housewife and her daughter are in a diner in the California desert. The diner's owner is an artist who creates neon sculptures that attach to the ceiling.
Lovers and Other Strangers

Lovers and Other Strangers

1970
They are getting ready for their wedding. Only two people are happy at the wedding. The divorce of Mike's brother and wife upset Mike's mother. Susan's father is having an affair and her sister is goi...
TV
McCloud

McCloud

7
1970
Sam McCloud is a deputy marshal assigned to the New York City Police Department as a special investigator.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

1
1969
In the middle of the Great Depression, a dance marathon is held with a cash prize. A failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl are among them.
Companions in Nightmare

Companions in Nightmare

1968
One of the patients in a group-therapy session conducted by a famous psychiatrist is a murderer.
TV
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

1968
The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett.
The Shuttered Room

The Shuttered Room

1967
In a small island off the American coast, the Whateleys live in an old mill where a mysterious bloody being creates an atmosphere of horror. After her parents were killed by lightning, Agatha sent her...
Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

1965
Carter Harrison is an artist with a hot Italian temper. When the two impulsively marry, they disagree on everything. They separated shortly afterwards. We meet them on the eve of their divorce becomin...
TV
The Rogues

The Rogues

1964
The series was on NBC from September 13, 1964 to April 18, 1965, starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, and Gig Young as a trio of former conmen who could be persuaded to trick a very wealthy and heinou...
TV
The Hollywood Palace

The Hollywood Palace

1964
The Hollywood Palace was a weekly variety show on ABC from January 4, 1964 to February 7, 1970 The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace began as a replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, which only lasted th...
TV
Kraft Suspense Theatre

Kraft Suspense Theatre

1963
The series was on NBC from 1963 to 1965. It was shown three weeks out of every four and was pre-empted for the monthly specials on the music hall. Roncom Films produced the theatre. The series was syn...
A Ticklish Affair

A Ticklish Affair

1963
A young widow Amy Martin with three young boys is investigated by the Navy after one of her children inadvertently sends out a distress signal in Morse code by the blinds on his upstairs bedroom windo...
For Love or Money

For Love or Money

1963
Bonnie, Kate, and Jan are the daughters of a wealthy man. Deke will fix them up with three suitable husbands.
Five Miles to Midnight

Five Miles to Midnight

1962
Robert was reported dead in a plane crash after Lisa declared that she was leaving her abusive, easy-going husband. He convinces her to collect his life insurance even though she knows it's a bad idea...
Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad

1962
After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, which the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter, and takes him under his wi...
TV
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

5
1962
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.
That Touch of Mink

That Touch of Mink

6.67
1962
A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair and she only wants to save her virginity for marriage.
The Story on Page One

The Story on Page One

1959
An adulterous couple is accused of murder after the woman's husband is shot and killed. The story is told in a high-profile court case.
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

5.6
1959
A series of unrelated stories can include drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror.
Ask Any Girl

Ask Any Girl

1959
The younger of the company is run by two brothers. The elder wants to help her get her brother because he doesn't know he's in love with her.
The Tunnel of Love

The Tunnel of Love

1958
The Pooles have tried for years to have a baby. Miss Novick is assigned to investigate after they apply to the Rock-A- Bye Adoption Agency. She gets a bad impression of Augie and indicates her report ...
Teacher's Pet

Teacher's Pet

1958
Clark Gable is a city editor who poses as a journalism student and flirts with a professor.
Desk Set

Desk Set

6
1957
A computer expert is trying to prove that his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.
TV
Conflict

Conflict

1956
Conflict is a 1956 ABC series that directly succeeded Warner Brothers Presents. It is most famous for having hosted the effective pilots of 77 Sunset Strip and Maverick. Although it assumed the same ...
TV
Tony Awards

Tony Awards

1956
The Tony Award for excellence in theatre is an award that recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The Broadway League presented the awards. There are awards for regional theatre and Broadway ...
The Desperate Hours

The Desperate Hours

1955
A family is being held hostage by escaped convicts.
Young at Heart

Young at Heart

1954
The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.
TV
Climax!

Climax!

1954
CBS aired an American anthology series called Climax! from 1954 to 1958. William Lundigan and Mary Costa hosted the show. It was one of the few CBS programs that was broadcast in color. The episodes w...
Rear Window

Rear Window

5.55
1954
A photographer in a wheelchair watches his neighbors from his apartment window and thinks one of them has committed murder.
Torch Song

Torch Song

1953
A tough Broadway musical star is Jenny Stewart. A blind pianist named Tye Graham may be able to break through her tough exterior.
Arena

Arena

1953
A vain rodeo star rides a bad bull while his wife watches.
City That Never Sleeps

City That Never Sleeps

6
1953
Johnny Kelly, dissatisfied with his job and marriage, would like to run away with his stripper girlfriend Angel Face, but keeps getting cold feet. Angel Face decides she's had enough vacillation and c...
The Girl Who Had Everything

The Girl Who Had Everything

1953
One of the attorney's clients has a relationship with the attorney's daughter.
Holiday for Sinners

Holiday for Sinners

1952
Three friends try to forget their problems during a reunion.
You for Me

You for Me

1952
A nurse is mistaken for a millionaire who could help her hospital.
Too Young to Kiss

Too Young to Kiss

1951
A busy impresario is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars eager for their big break Cynthia Potter is a pianist. She can't see him. Cynthia passes herself off as a child genius when she learns ...
Come Fill The Cup

Come Fill The Cup

1951
James Cagney plays a newspaperman battling his alcoholism. Gig Young, who was nominated for an Oscar, is among the cast.
Slaughter Trail

Slaughter Trail

1951
Three outlaws rob the stage. Some Indians are murdered to get fresh horses. The Indians have to take refuge in an Army fort to avoid being attacked. If the three men are turned over to the Indians, th...
TV
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

1951
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The t...
Only the Valiant

Only the Valiant

1951
The film tells the story of a cavalry officer who volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the Apaches in order to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves.
Target Unknown

Target Unknown

1951
The drama tells the story of members of an American bomber squadron who are captured and held by the Germans.
Hunt the Man Down

Hunt the Man Down

1950
A lawyer is investigating a murder case.
TV
Lux Video Theatre

Lux Video Theatre

1950
From 1950 to 1959 there was an American anthology series called Lux Video Theatre. Both comedy and drama were presented in original teleplays.
TV
What's My Line?

What's My Line?

1950
Panelists must ask only "yes" or "no" questions in order to determine guests' occupations.
TV
Robert Montgomery Presents

Robert Montgomery Presents

1950
NBC produced Robert Montgomery Presents from January 30, 1950 to June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was changed to feature the sponsor, usually ...
Tell It to the Judge

Tell It to the Judge

1949
A 'Good-Government' group is opposed to Marsha's nomination for a federal judgeship because they think her divorce makes her unsuitable for the job. In Florida, New England, Washington D.C., and the A...
Lust for Gold

Lust for Gold

1949
A married treasure hunter has been cheated on by a man who is trying to find the Lost Dutchman gold mine.
Wake of the Red Witch

Wake of the Red Witch

1948
Captain Ralls fought Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch.
TV
Studio One

Studio One

1948
An American radio–television anthology series was created in 1947.
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

1948
The classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France was adapted into an athletic film.
The Woman in White

The Woman in White

1948
A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Anne Catherick, a strange young woman dressed...
Escape Me Never

Escape Me Never

1947
A romantic quadrangle involving two burgeoning musically gifted brothers, one respectable, hard working and hard working, and the other irresponsible, selfish and a waif.
Old Acquaintance

Old Acquaintance

1943
Two friends fight over their books.
Air Force

Air Force

1943
In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the crew of an Air Force bomber is sent to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.
The Gay Sisters

The Gay Sisters

1942
Barbara Stanwyck is the oldest of the three sisters and she protects their Fifth Avenue mansion from a developer who once married her.
The Mad Martindales

The Mad Martindales

1942
A girl tries to pay the mortgage on a Nob Hill home and gets involved in selling her father's art treasures.
The Male Animal

The Male Animal

1942
Three teachers at Midwestern University have their jobs taken away because they are suspected of being communists. Trustee Ed Keller threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner because he ...
Breakdowns of 1942

Breakdowns of 1942

1942
This is a collection of bloopers and film manipulation by The Warner Studio Club for an annual dinner for the staff at Warner Brothers.
You're in the Army Now

You're in the Army Now

1941
The door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman is incompetent.
They Died with Their Boots On

They Died with Their Boots On

1941
The general's adventures from West Point to his death are the subject of the story. During the Civil War, he defies orders, trains the 7th Cavalry, and later engages in a bloody battle with the Sioux ...
One Foot in Heaven

One Foot in Heaven

1941
The Episodic show looks at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.
The Tanks Are Coming

The Tanks Are Coming

1941
Educational short about the status of battle tanks and tankist training in the American Army in pre-War 1941, featuring a comical Army trainee from the Bronx.
Sergeant York

Sergeant York

1
1941
A hillbilly sharpshooter becomes a religious pacifist. He is called to serve his country and become one of the most celebrated American heroes of World War I despite his religious and moral objections...
Dive Bomber

Dive Bomber

6
1941
A military surgeon and a navy flyer are working together to develop a high-altitude suit that will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.
Misbehaving Husbands

Misbehaving Husbands

1940
A woman is mistaken for a mannequin.

Personal Life.

Young was married five times.His first marriage to Sheila Stapler, a Pasadena Playhouse classmate, lasted seven years, ending in 1947. "We were too young, it couldn't have lasted", he later said.In 1950, he married Sophie Rosenstein, the resident drama coach at Paramount, who was several years Young's senior. She was soon diagnosed with cancer, and died just short of two years after the couple's wedding.After her death, it was revealed that Young was engaged to actress Elaine Stritch.Young met actress Elizabeth Montgomery after she appeared in an episode of Warner Bros. Presents in 1956, and the two married later that year. In 1963, Montgomery divorced Young because of his alcoholism.Young married his fourth wife, real estate agent Elaine Williams, nine months after his divorce from Montgomery was final. Williams was pregnant with Young's child at the time and gave birth to his only child, Jennifer, in April 1964. After three years of marriage, the couple divorced. During a legal battle over child support with Williams, Young denied that Jennifer was his biological child. After five years of court battles, Young lost his case.On September 27, 1978, Young, age 64, married his fifth wife, a 31-year-old German magazine editor named Kim Schmidt. He met Schmidt in Hong Kong while working on Game of Death.

Early Life.

Born Byron Elsworth Barr in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he and his older siblings were raised by his parents, John and Emma Barr, in Washington, D.C. initially. His father was a reformatory chef.When he was six, his family moved back to their hometown of Waynesville, North Carolina, where he was raised. He returned to Washington and attended McKinley High School.His family is shown as living in St. Cloud, Minnesota on the 1920 and 1930 Federal Census. He is listed as having attended the St. Cloud Tech High School. The family moved to Washington, DC in 1932/1933 when Byron was about 18 years old. By 1935 they are living in Haywood County, North Carolina, according to the 1940 Federal Census. His parents owned the local canning factory in St. Cloud, Minnesota. His father, John E Barr, was born in Iowa and his mother, Emma Dingman Barr, was born in Minnesota.
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