Person Details

Birthday: 1913-11-04 05:13:03

Death: 1978-10-19 05:13:03

Aliases: Byron Elsworth Barr , Byron Barr , Bryant Fleming , Gig , Ronald Reed

Gender: Male

Place of birth: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

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Movie Involvements: 43

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gig Young (November 4, 1913 - October 19, 1978) was an American film, stage, and television actor, who developed a passion for the theatre while appearing in high school plays. After graduating from high school he worked as a used car salesman and studied acting at night at Phil Hayden Theatre school. He moved to Hollywood when a friend offered him a ride if he would pay for half the gas. After some amateur experience he applied for and received a scholarship to the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse. "I had two jobs to support me, never rested, but it was great training and when I landed the part at Warner Bros., I was ready for it," he said. Barr made early appearances in Misbehaving Husbands, credited as "Byron Barr", and in the short Here Comes the Cavalry. While acting in Pancho, a south-of-the-border play by Lowell Barrington, he and the leading actor in the play, George Reeves, were spotted by a Warner Brothers talent scout. Both actors were signed to supporting player contracts with the studio. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Description above from the Wikipedia article Gig Young, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Average
8

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

(1962) Duke Marsden
The Twilight Zone
Average
9

The Twilight Zone

(1959) Martin Sloan
Tony Awards
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6

Tony Awards

(1956) Presenter
Rear Window
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8

Rear Window

(1954) Jeff's Editor (voice) (uncredited)
Game of Death
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6

Game of Death

(1978) Jim Marshall
The Rogues
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8

The Rogues

(1964) Tony Fleming
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
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7
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
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8

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

(1969) Rocky Gravo

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2004 Self (archive footage)
1984 Self
1983 Himself (archive footage)
1978 Jim Marshall
1977 Dr. Ham Hamilton
1976 Ray Whitehead
Mortimer McGrew
1975 Edward Douglas
Lawrence Weyburn
Self (archive footage)
Ray Whitehead
1974 Harkey Rollins
Ofenbauer
Quill
1971 Jones
1970 Hal Henderson
N/A
1969 Rocky Gravo
1968 Eric Nicholson
Self - Guest
1967 Mike Kelton
1965 Richard Bramwell
1964 Tony Fleming
N/A
1963 N/A
Key Weedon
John Dayton "Sonny" Smith
1962 David Barnes
Willy Grogan
Duke Marsden
Roger
1959 Larry Ellis
Martin Sloan
Evan Doughton
1958 Dick Pepper
Dr. Hugo Pine
1957 Mike Cutler
1956 Presenter
1955 Chuck Wright
1954 Alex Burke
N/A
Jeff's Editor (voice) (uncredited)
1953 Cliff Willard
Hob Danvers
Johnny Kelly
Vance Court
1952 Dr. Jason Kent
Dr. Jeff Chadwick
1951 John Tirsen
Boyd Copeland
Ike Vaughn aka Murray
Jimmy Sampson
Lt. William Holloway
Capt. Reiner
1950 Paul Bennett
N/A
Self - Panelist
Tony Marino
1949 Alexander Darvac
Pete Thomas
1948 Samuel 'Sam' Rosen
N/A
Porthos
Self
Walter Hartright
1947 Caryl Dubrok
1943 Rudd Kendall
Co-Pilot
1942 Gig Young
Peter Varney (as Byron Barr)
Student (uncredited)
Self
1941 Soldier
Lt. Roberts (uncredited)
First Groom Asking for Dog Licence (uncredited)
Jim Allen
Marching Soldier (uncredited)
Abbott - Guinea Pig 2 Experiment 32 (uncredited)
1940 Floor Walker (as Byron Barr)
Stephen Warren
Year Character Movie/Tv

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