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      Gig Young

      Gig Young

      Highest Rated: 100% Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Five Miles to Midnight (1963)

      Birthday: Nov 4, 1913

      Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

      Amiable supporting player and occasional lead who broke into film in the early 1940s. Young appeared in several bit parts under his given name, Byron Barr, and the pseudonym, Bryant Fleming, before adopting the name of his character in the 1942 feature, "The Gay Sisters." While he proved capable in several dramatic parts (notably as the sleazy emcee in the haunting "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), Young seemed destined to play debonair cads and slightly inebriated playboys who never win the female lead in the end in sophisticated light comedies such as "Desk Set" (1957), "Teacher's Pet" (1958) and "That Touch of Mink" (1962). Young's third and fifth wives were actresses Elizabeth Montgomery and Kim Schmidt; he allegedly shot the latter three weeks into the marriage before turning the gun on himself.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Lovers and Other Strangers
      100% Desk Set
      90% Young at Heart
      88% The Desperate Hours
      86% Teacher's Pet
      82% They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
      82% Air Force
      78% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

      Photos

      HOLIDAY FOR SINNERS, 1952 OLD ACQUAINTANCE, from left: Gig Young, Bette Davis, 1943 THE TUNNEL OF LOVE, Gig Young, Richard Widmark, 1958 OLD ACQUAINTANCE, from left: Bette Davis, Gig Young, 1943 OLD ACQUAINTANCE, from left: Bette Davis, Gig Young, 1943 THAT TOUCH OF MINK, Gig Young, 1962 TEACHER'S PET, Doris Day, Gig Young, Clark Gable, 1958, passed out STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, Gig Young, Rock Hudson, clowning around with director/writer Melvin Franks' chair, on-set, 1965 COME FILL THE CUP, James Cagney slaps Gig Young to sober him up in the shower, 1951 HOLIDAY FOR SINNERS, from left: Gig Young, Janice Rule, 1952 THE THREE MUSKETEERS, Gig Young, Gene Kelly, 1948 ESCAPE ME NEVER, Eleanor Parker, Gig Young, 1947 OLD ACQUAINTANCE, Gig Young, Bette Davis, 1943 STORY ON PAGE ONE, Anthony Franciosa, Rita Hayworth, Gig Young, 1959. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. OLD ACQUAINTANCE, from left: Bette Davis, Gig Young, 1943 OLD ACQUAINTANCE, from left: Bette Davis, Gig Young, 1943 CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, Gig Young, 1953 TORCH SONG, from left: Joan Crawford, Gig Young, 1953 THE TUNNEL OF LOVE, Gig Young, 1958 AIR FORCE, Gig Young, 1943

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      46% 63% Game of Death Jim Marshall (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spectre Dr. Ham Hamilton (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 53% Sherlock Holmes in New York Mortimer McGrew (Character) - 1976
      31% 39% The Hindenburg Edward Douglas (Character) - 1975
      60% 33% The Killer Elite Lawrence Weyburn (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville: The Turning Point of Jim Malloy Ray Whitehead (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lives of Ben Franklin: The Ambassador Unknown (Character) - 1975
      78% 85% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Quill (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deborah Ofenbauer (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Ice Rip-Off Harkey Rollins (Character) - 1974
      100% 75% Lovers and Other Strangers Hal Henderson (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Ceiling Jones (Character) - 1970
      82% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Rocky (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Companions in Nightmare Eric Nicholson (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 41% The Shuttered Room Mike Kelton (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 38% Strange Bedfellows Richard Bramwell (Character) - 1965
      29% 57% Five Miles to Midnight David Barnes (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love or Money `'Sonny'` John Dayton Smith (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 50% A Ticklish Affair Key Weedon (Character) - 1963
      50% 56% Kid Galahad Willy Grogan (Character) - 1962
      78% 70% That Touch of Mink Roger (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 53% The Story on Page One Larry Ellis (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 63% Ask Any Girl Evan Doughton (Character) - 1959
      86% 71% Teacher's Pet Dr. Hugo Pine (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 25% The Tunnel of Love Dick Pepper (Character) - 1958
      100% 83% Desk Set Mike Cutler (Character) - 1957
      88% 79% The Desperate Hours Chuck Wright (Character) - 1955
      90% 78% Young at Heart Alex Burke (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 38% City That Never Sleeps Johnny Kelly (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 23% The Girl Who Had Everything Vance Court (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Arena Hob Danvers (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 44% Torch Song Cliff Willard (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You for Me Dr. Jeff Chadwick (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday for Sinners Dr. Jason Kent (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 38% Too Young to Kiss John Tirsen (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 48% Only the Valiant Lt. William Holloway (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Boyd Copeland (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Unknown Capt. Reiner (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 22% Slaughter Trail Ike Vaughn (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 50% Hunt the Man Down Paul Bennett (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 30% Tell It to the Judge Alexander Darvac (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 69% Lust for Gold Pete Thomas (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 56% The Woman in White Walter Hartright (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 51% Wake of the Red Witch Samuel "Sam" Rosen (Character) - 1948
      75% 74% The Three Musketeers Porthos (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 50% Escape Me Never Caryl Dubrok (Character) - 1947
      82% 71% Air Force Co-Pilot (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 77% Old Acquaintance Rudd Kendall (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tanks Are Coming Jim Allen (Character) - 1941

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Ray Whitehead (Character) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Jack Hefferman (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rogues Tony Fleming (Character) 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Martin Sloan (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957