Gig Young

Byron Barr
Gig Young (born Byron Elsworth Barr; November 4, 1913 – October 19, 1978) was an American actor.wikipedia
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (film)

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He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969).
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia and Gig Young.

Air Force (film)

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His parts began to get better: a co-pilot in Howard Hawks's Air Force (1943); and Bette Davis' love interest in Old Acquaintance (1943).
Air Force is a 1943 American World War II aviation film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, and Harry Carey.

Misbehaving Husbands

Barr made early appearances in Misbehaving Husbands (1940), credited as "Byron Barr", and in the short Here Comes the Cavalry (1941).
It was Gig Young's film debut.

The Gay Sisters

Gay Sisters
In 1942, six months into his Warner Brothers contract, he was given his first notable role in the feature film The Gay Sisters — written by Stephen Longstreet (1907–2002) — as a character named "Gig Young".
The Gay Sisters is a 1942 American drama film directed by Irving Rapper, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Gig Young (who adopted his character's name as his screen name) and Nancy Coleman.

Escape Me Never (1947 film)

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On Young's return from the war, he was cast as Errol Flynn's rival for Eleanor Parker in Escape Me Never (1947).
Escape Me Never is a 1947 American melodrama film directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Errol Flynn, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, and Gig Young.

Wake of the Red Witch

Then he supported John Wayne in Wake of the Red Witch (1948) at Republic Pictures and Glenn Ford in Columbia's Lust for Gold (1949).
Wake of the Red Witch is a 1948 American adventure film directed by Edward Ludwig and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara, and Luther Adler.

The Mad Martindales

Warners loaned him to Fox for The Mad Martindales (1942).
The film stars Jane Withers, Marjorie Weaver, Alan Mowbray, Jimmy Lydon, Gig Young, George Reeves and Charles Lane.

Hunt the Man Down

Young had his first lead in a feature film at RKO in Hunt the Man Down (1951), a film noir.
Hunt the Man Down is a 1951 American film noir directed by George Archainbaud starring Gig Young.

The Woman in White (1948 film)

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The film was directed by Peter Godfrey who also helmed Young and Parker in The Woman in White (1948), after which he left Warners, unhappy with his salary.
The Woman in White is a 1948 drama film directed by Peter Godfrey which stars Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, and Gig Young.

Old Acquaintance

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His parts began to get better: a co-pilot in Howard Hawks's Air Force (1943); and Bette Davis' love interest in Old Acquaintance (1943).
The film starred Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins with Gig Young, John Loder, Dolores Moran, Roscoe Karns and Anne Revere.

The Three Musketeers (1948 film)

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Young was Porthos in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's hugely popular The Three Musketeers (1948).
The young Gascon spots the very man and in his haste to confront him, annoys three of the most skillful Musketeers: Athos (Van Heflin), Porthos (Gig Young) and Aramis (Robert Coote).

Come Fill the Cup

Young received critical acclaim for his dramatic work as an alcoholic in the 1951 film Come Fill the Cup with James Cagney, back at Warner Brothers.
Come Fill the Cup is a 1951 film starring James Cagney and Gig Young, directed by Gordon Douglas.

Holiday for Sinners

MGM promoted him to leading man for Holiday for Sinners (1952) but the film was a box office failure.
Holiday for Sinners is a 1952 film directed by Gerald Mayer and starring Gig Young, Keenan Wynn and Janice Rule.

Captains of the Clouds

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He was also in Captains of the Clouds (1942), and The Male Animal (1942).

City That Never Sleeps

MGM loaned Young to Republic Pictures for City That Never Sleeps (1953), where he had the star role.
City That Never Sleeps is a 1953 American film noir crime film directed by John H. Auer and starring Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold, Chill Wills, Marie Windsor, and Paula Raymond, with cinematography by John L. Russell.

Tell It to the Judge

Young stayed at Columbia to support Rosalind Russell and Robert Cummings in Tell It to the Judge (1949).
In a fit of jealousy at spotting her ex-husband with another woman, Marsha picks up Alexander Darvac (Gig Young) in a bar and accompanies him to a gambling spot, which is raided.

George Reeves

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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.
Actors Alan Ladd and Gig Young were reportedly skeptical of the official determination.

Producers' Showcase

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During this time Young appeared on TV shows shot in New York such as Robert Montgomery Presents, Schlitz Playhouse, Producers' Showcase and Lux Video Theatre.
The cast included Ginger Rogers, Trevor Howard, Gig Young, Ilka Chase, and Gloria Vanderbilt.

Too Young to Kiss

Young supported Van Johnson in the MGM comedy Too Young to Kiss (1952) which the studio liked so much they signed him to a term contract.

The Bigelow Theatre

Young began to appear in TV on shows such as The Silver Theatre, Pulitzer Prize Playhouse and The Bigelow Theatre.
There were no regularly featured actors on The Bigelow Theatre, but guest stars included James Dean, George C. Scott, Raymond Burr, Cesar Romero, Lloyd Bridges, Martin Milner, Gig Young, Ann Dvorak, Ruth Warrick, Gale Storm, and Chico Marx.


Young was Porthos in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's hugely popular The Three Musketeers (1948).

The Male Animal

motion picture of the same name
He was also in Captains of the Clouds (1942), and The Male Animal (1942).
Gig Young, who changed his birth name / stage name, Byron Barr, that year, appears unbilled as a student.

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942 film)

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He had an uncredited bit part and nearly unseen, in his distinctive voice, he had one line, "How's the ice?", in the Bette Davis film The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Only the Valiant

He went back to support roles for Target Unknown (1951) a war film at Universal; and Only the Valiant (1951), a Gregory Peck western.

McKinley Technology High School

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He returned to Washington and attended McKinley High School.