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Gig Young

Gig Young


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Also Known As: Died: October 19, 1978
Born: November 4, 1913 Cause of Death: suspected suicide after allegedly shooting wife to death
Birth Place: St Cloud, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...


Signed by Warner Bros.
First featured film role in "The Gay Sisters"; played character named "Gig Young" and subsequently adopted the name for himself
Served in WWII
Received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in drama about alcoholism, "Come Fill the Cup", starring James Cagney
Received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the comedy, "Teacher's Pet", starring Clark Gable and Doris Day
Last films included "The Hindenburg" and "The Killer Elite"; appeared in the Bruce Lee film "Game of Death" which was shot mostly in 1973 but held up until 1979 because star Bruce Lee died during its making

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