Gig Young
Actor
Gig Young
Gig Young was an American film, stage, and television actor. Known mainly for second leads and supporting roles, Young won an Academy Award for his performance as a slimy dance-marathon emcee in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?.
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Joan Crawford Movie Schedule: FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, POSSESSED - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dir: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet. BW-94 mins. 4:15 PM TORCH SONG (1953) A tempestuous musical theatre star falls for a blind pianist. Dir: Charles Walters. Cast: Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young
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Invisible Ink: No 90 - Horace McCoy - The Independent
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"There can only be one winner, folks," says Gig Young, the unctuous MC in Sydney Pollack's excellent film version, "but isn't that the American way?" Jane Fonda was Oscar-nominated for her role in the movie, that was released in 1969, 14 years after
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"Bugsy" i dokumenty - Gazeta Wyborcza
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Isela Vega, Gig Young, Robert Webber, Helmut Dantine (108 min) Nastoletnia Teresa (Janine Maldonado) spodziewa się dziecka. Jej zamożny ojciec El Jefe (Emilio Fernández) uważa sytuację córki za rodzinną hańbę. Ojcem dziecka okazuje się Alfredo Garcia
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Did You Find Love At The State Fair? - KCCI Des Moines
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Extra Points if your name is Jeanne Crain or Gig Young or the family name is Frake! And you stayed at the campgrounds! Seriously, Let us know about your “State Fair Romance!” Email Kevin Cooney with your story
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Marcos históricos do western: 1950-1951 - Tribuna do Norte - Natal
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Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young, Lon Chaney Jr, Neville Brand, Jeff Corey, Warner Anderson. (Rawhide). Direção: Henry Hathaway. Produtor: Samuel G. Engel. Roteiro (original): Dudley Nichols. Fotografia (P&B): Milton Krasner
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Donnie Fritts Will Bring You the Head of Alfredo Garcia — Tomorrow at Belcourt - Nashville Scene
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But Oates isn't the villain — that distinction is reserved for the effete suits (the slimy duo of Gig Young and Robert Webber) on his tail. Oates is just a guy trying to maintain enough of his integrity to see a dirty job through
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TCM's 'Summer Under The Stars' Aug 5: John Garfield, Hollywood's 1st 'rebel' - Examiner.com
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Garfield stars alongside John Ridgely, Gig Young, Charls Drake, Harry Carey and others, as the crew of a bomber who arrive in Pearl Harbor following the aftermath of the Japanese attack. One of my personal favorite Garfield films is next at 4:45p/3:45c
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John Garfield Movie Schedule: PRIDE OF THE MARINES, THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy. BW-125 mins. 4:45 PM HUMORESQUE (1946) A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant
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La Porta Sbarrata - HorrorMovie.it
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Gig Young (“Un fiocco nero per Deborah”) e Flora Robson (“Scontro di titani”) completano il quadro di un cast variegato e ben scelto. “La porta sbarrata” merita di essere riscoperto, un buon film invecchiato bene e capace di farci conoscere un
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The ten best detectives in classic film noir - Westword (blog)
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Thankfully, it's not as simple as that -- and as Johnny Kelly (Gig Young) digs a little deeper, things start to reveal themselves. Fritz Lang's classic film is a twisty, brutal portrait of a homicide detective taking on a crime syndicate
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With Syfy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes - Starpulse.com
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The central story – a New York ad agency man (Gig Young) going back in time to his hometown – might seem simple, but the emotional complexities of the plot and performances give the episode tremendous weight. Not only does the story reflect America's
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DVD Geek: Tracy & Hepburn The Definitive Collection - Movie City News
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Hepburn runs the department (with Joan Blondell and Dina Merrill), and Gig Young his her not-in-a-hurry-to-get-hitched boyfriend. Despite the 2.35:1 letterboxed image, the staging is static, with little more than a couple of sets
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"The Long Way Down Job" - A.V. Club (satire) (blog)
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Previous examples include The Rogues with Gig Young, David Niven, and Charles Boyer and Switch with Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner. Okay, I never said it was a great tradition. As the bad TV of yesteryear goes, this is actually a halfway classy lineage
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McDonnell named Head Croquet Professional at Meadowood - Napa Valley Register
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A steady stream of professional croquet players and actors, including David Niven, Louie Jordan, Gig Young, George Saunders and Diana Hyland would always be at the house to play whether we were celebrating a holiday or just a regular weekend
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Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #5: "Walking Distance" - Twitch
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The Trivia: Lead actor Gig Young was nominated for an Oscar three times, winning only once in 1970 for the excellent They Shoot Horses, Don't They? And, yes, that's an extremely young Ron Howard as the little version of our confused protagonist
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Hollywood loves lovers and happy, wacky wedding stories - Las Vegas Review - Journal
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"Lovers and Other Strangers" (1971) -- Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna's play inspires this comedy about the fallout from a young couple's marriage, featuring (among others) Richard Castellano, Gig Young, Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Cloris Leachman and
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'THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY' - KapanLagi.com
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Penampilan yang memukau tiga bintang dalam THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? mengantarkan mereka mendapat nominasi Best Actress untuk Jane Fonda, Best Supporting Actor untuk Gig Young, dan Best Supporting Actress untuk Susannah York
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Life Without The Bob Newhart Show? - Cincinnati.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
So they hired Oscar-winner Gig Young, also 61. “He showed up the first day drunk, and fell on his face. Mel literally called Gene on a day's notice and said, “You've got to do this for me',” he says. –They wanted veteran Western star John Carradine to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gig Young
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 64
    On October 19, 1978, three weeks after his marriage to Schmidt, the couple was found dead at home in their Manhattan apartment.
    More Details Hide Details Police theorized that Young shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself. A motive for the murder-suicide was never made clear. He was buried in the Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville, North Carolina in his family's plot along with his parents, siblings and an uncle. Young's will, which covered a $200,000 estate, left his Academy Award to his agent, Martin Baum and Baum's wife, Bernice; however, Young's daughter Jennifer launched a campaign in the early 1990s to get the award back from his agent, and struck an agreement that she would get the award back upon the agent's death, which occurred in 2010. For his contribution to the television industry, Young has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard.
    On September 27, 1978, Young, age 64, married his fifth wife, a 31-year-old German magazine editor named Kim Schmidt.
    More Details Hide Details He met Schmidt in Hong Kong while working on Game of Death.
    Young's last role was in the 1978 film Game of Death, released nearly six years after the film's star, Bruce Lee, died during production in 1973.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1969
    Age 55
    Young won the Academy Award for his role as Rocky, the dance marathon emcee and promoter in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
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  • 1964
    Age 50
    Young married his fourth wife, real estate agent Elaine Williams, nine months after his divorce from Montgomery was final. Williams was pregnant with Young's child at the time and gave birth to his only child, Jennifer, in April 1964.
    More Details Hide Details After three years of marriage, the couple divorced. During a legal battle over child support with Williams, Young denied that Jennifer was his biological child. After five years of court battles, Young lost his case.
    On the 1964-65 NBC series The Rogues, he shared appearances on a rotating basis with David Niven and Charles Boyer.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1963
    Age 49
    In 1963, Montgomery divorced Young because of his alcoholism.
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  • 1956
    Age 42
    He met actress Elizabeth Montgomery after she appeared in an episode of Warner Bros. Presents in 1956, and the two married later that year.
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  • 1955
    Age 41
    Young is also remembered by many James Dean fans for the "driving safety" interview made shortly before Dean's fatal car accident in September, 1955.
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    In 1955, Young became the host of Warner Bros.
    More Details Hide Details Presents, an umbrella title for three television series (Casablanca, King's Row, and Cheyenne) that aired during the 1955-56 season on ABC Television. He played a supporting role the same year in the Humphrey Bogart thriller The Desperate Hours.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 37
    Young himself had said to Louella Parsons, after failing to win in 1951, "so many people who have been nominated for an Oscar have had bad luck afterwards."
    More Details Hide Details After a substantial supporting role in Lovers and Other Strangers in 1970, alcoholism began to cost him roles. He collapsed on the set of the comedy film Blazing Saddles during his first day of shooting due to alcohol withdrawal, and was fired.
    His dramatic work as an alcoholic in the 1951 film Come Fill the Cup with James Cagney and his comedic role as a tipsy but ultimately charming intellectual in Teacher's Pet starring Clark Gable and Doris Day earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
    More Details Hide Details He was the funny sidekick to Cary Grant in "That Touch of Mink" (1962) with Doris Day.
  • 1950
    Age 36
    In 1950, he married Sophie Rosenstein, the resident drama coach at Paramount, who was several years Young's senior.
    More Details Hide Details She was soon diagnosed with cancer, and died just short of two years after the couple's wedding. After her death, Young was engaged to actress Elaine Stritch.
  • 1947
    Age 33
    Young was married five times; his first marriage to Sheila Stapler lasted seven years, ending in 1947.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 28
    In early 1942, in 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.
    More Details Hide Details Less than two years later, he played opposite her as her much-younger beau in Old Acquaintance. After Young's return from the war, Warner Bros. dropped his option. He then began freelancing at various studios, eventually obtaining a contract with Columbia Pictures before returning to freelancing. During those years, Young began to play the type of role that he would become best known for, a sardonic but engaging and affable drunk.
  • 1941
    Age 27
    Young took a hiatus from his movie career and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1941 where he served as a pharmacist's mate in the US Coast Guard until the end of World War II.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born on November 4, 1913.
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