Appeared as an interviewer in a highway safety TV commercial with James Dean
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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[To Louella Parsons
, after receiving his first Academy Award nomination for Come Fill the Cup
(1951)]: So many people who have been nominated for an Oscar have had bad luck afterwards.
Young is considered the ultimate victim of the Oscar curse, so-called because many Academy Award winners have seen their careers decline or reach a dead-end after winning the ultimate accolade from their peers. According to his fourth wife Elaine Young
, "What he was aching for, as he walked up to collect his Oscar, was a role in his own movie, one that they could finally call a Gig Young movie." ...