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Gig Young (1913–1978)


Affable, immensely likable American actor, usually in second leads. A native of Minnesota, his parents John and Emma Barr raised him in Washington, DC. He developed a passion for the theatre while appearing in high school plays. After some amateur experience, he applied for and received a scholarship to the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

That Touch of Mink
(1962)
Teacher's Pet
Teacher's Pet Dr. Hugo Pine
(1958)
The Tunnel of Love
The Tunnel of Love Dick Pepper
(1958)

Filmography

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 1978 Game of Death
Jim Marshall
 1977 Spectre (TV Movie)
Dr. Ham Hamilton
 1976-1977 Gibbsville (TV Series)
Ray Whitehead
- The Price of Everything (1977) ... Ray Whitehead
- The Grand Gesture (1977) ... Ray Whitehead
- Manhood (1977) ... Ray Whitehead
- In the Silence (1977) ... Ray Whitehead
- Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Chautauqua (1977) ... Ray Whitehead
 1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie)
Mortimer McGrew
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Jack Hefferman
- The Day New York Turned Blue (1976) ... Jack Hefferman
 1975 The Hindenburg
Edward Douglas
 1975 The Killer Elite
Lawrence Weyburn
 1975 The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (TV Movie)
Ray Whitehead
 1974 The Great Ice Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Harkey Rollins
 1974 A Black Ribbon for Deborah
Herman Ofenbauer
 1973 A Son-in-Law for Charlie McReady
Charlie McReady
 1971 The Neon Ceiling (TV Movie)
Jones
 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers
Hal Henderson
 1968 Companions in Nightmare (TV Movie)
Eric Nicholson
 1967 The Shuttered Room
Mike Kelton
 1966 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Peter Pusher
 1965 Invisible Diplomats (Short)
Brad (uncredited)
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Tony Fleming
- Mr. White's Christmas (1965) ... Tony Fleming (credit only)
- Grave Doubts (1965) ... Tony Fleming
- Wherefore Art Thou, Harold? (1965) ... Tony Fleming
- Our Men in Marawat (1965) ... Tony Fleming (credit only)
- The Pigeons of Paris (1965) ... Tony Fleming (credit only)
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Richard Bramwell
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Hugo Myrich
- The End of the World, Baby (1963) ... Hugo Myrich
 1963 A Ticklish Affair
Key Weedon
 1963 For Love or Money
Sonny Smith
 1962 Le couteau dans la plaie
David Barnes
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Duke Marsden
- A Piece of the Action (1962) ... Duke Marsden
 1962 Kid Galahad
Willy Grogan
 1962 That Touch of Mink
Roger
 1961 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
 1961 The Spiral Staircase (TV Movie)
Stephen Warren
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Miles Hendon
- The Prince and the Pauper (1960) ... Miles Hendon
 1960 Ninotchka (TV Movie)
Leon Dolga
 1959 The Philadelphia Story (TV Movie)
C.K. Dexter Haven
 1959 The Story on Page One
Larry Ellis
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Martin Sloan
- Walking Distance (1959) ... Martin Sloan
 1959 Ask Any Girl
Evan Doughton
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Herman Worth
- The Spy (1958) ... Herman Worth
 1958 The Tunnel of Love
Dick Pepper
 1958 Teacher's Pet
Dr. Hugo Pine
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Philip Adams / Alan Fredericks
- A Dead Ringer (1958) ... Philip Adams / Alan Fredericks
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Edgar Holt
- Jacob and the Angel (1957) ... Edgar Holt
 1957 Desk Set
Mike Cutler
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dave Corman
- Sauce for the Goose (1956) ... Dave Corman
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Chuck Wright
 1954 Young at Heart
Alex Burke
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Captive City (1954)
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Simon Gayforth (segment 'Shadow Play')
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954) ... Simon Gayforth (segment 'Shadow Play')
 1954 Rear Window
Jeff's Editor (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jimmy Sampson
- Part of the Game (1953) ... Jimmy Sampson
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Tony Marino
- The Sunday Punch (1953) ... Tony Marino
 1953 Torch Song
Cliff Willard
 1953 Arena
Hob Danvers
 1953 City That Never Sleeps
Johnny Kelly
 1953 The Girl Who Had Everything
Vance Court
 1952 Holiday for Sinners
Dr. Jason Kent
 1952 You for Me
Dr. Jeff Chadwick
 1951 Too Young to Kiss
John Tirsen
 1951 Come Fill the Cup
Boyd S. Copeland
 1951 Slaughter Trail
Ike Vaughn
 1951 Only the Valiant
Lt. William Holloway
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Tim Davis
- Lady with Ideas (1951) ... Tim Davis
- Rewrite for Love (1951)
 1951 Target Unknown
Capt. Reiner
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
George Callahan
- Ned McCobb's Daughter (1951) ... George Callahan
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Paul Bennett
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Tim Davis
- Lady with Ideas (1950) ... Tim Davis
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Alexander Darvac
 1949 Lust for Gold
Pete Thomas
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Samuel 'Sam' Rosen
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Porthos
 1948 The Woman in White
Walter Hartright
 1947 Escape Me Never
Caryl Dubrok
 1943 Old Acquaintance
Rudd Kendall
 1943 Air Force
Co-Pilot
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Gig Young
 1942 The Mad Martindales
Peter Varney (as Byron Barr)
 1942 The Male Animal
Student (uncredited)
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Student Pilot (as Byron Barr)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Lt. Roberts (uncredited)
 1941 The Tanks Are Coming (Short)
Jim Allen (as Byron Barr)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
First Groom Asking for Dog Licence (uncredited)
 1941 Navy Blues
Sailor in Storeroom (uncredited)
 1941 Dive Bomber
Abbott - Guinea Pig 2 Experiment 32 (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Marching Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 Here Comes the Cavalry (Short)
Trooper Rollins (as Byron Barr)
 1940 Misbehaving Husbands
Floor Walker (as Byron Barr)
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Other Works:

There's a Girl in My Soup (1967). Written by Terence Frisby. Directed by Robert Chetwyn. Music Box Theatre: 18 Oct 1967- 27 Jul 1967 (322 performances + 2 previews that began on 16 Oct 1967). Cast: Barbara Ferris (as "Marion"), Rita Gam (as "Clare"), Jon Pertwee (as "Andrew"), Gig Young (as "Robert Danvers"), Erica Fitz (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Byron Barr | Bryant Fleming | Gig | Ronald Reed

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Acting is the exaggeration of life, and if you can blow it up and still make it look real, the better your performance. Any actor who loves what he is doing can't take his mind off it. See more »

Trivia:

Once romantically involved with fellow alcoholic Elaine Stritch. Their destructive relationship is poignantly discussed in Elaine's Tony-winning one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2002). He met actress Elizabeth Montgomery shortly after their aborted engagement. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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