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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 ...
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1941:
Signed by Warner Bros.
1942:
First featured film role in "The Gay Sisters"; played character named "Gig Young" and subsequently adopted the name for himself
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Served in WWII
1951:
Received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in drama about alcoholism, "Come Fill the Cup", starring James Cagney
1958:
Received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the comedy, "Teacher's Pet", starring Clark Gable and Doris Day
1975:
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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