Remembering actor GIG YOUNG (1913 – 1978), who was born on November 4th. He won an Academy Award for his performance as a slimy dance-marathon emcee in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. 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.
The Tragic Life and Death of Gig Young (1913-1978) He was his own worst enemy. He hoped that by winning an Oscar, he'd get better parts. It didn't happen. Committed murder-suicide with his fifth wife, of 3 weeks. He was 64. Elizabeth Montgomery was his 3rd wife. She divorced him due to his being an alcoholic. He had a daughter with his fourth wife.
Young at Heart is a 1954 film, directed by Gordon Douglas. It was a remake of the 1938 film Four Daughters, and it starred Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Jr and Dorothy Malone and was the first of five films that Gordon Douglas directed with Frank Sinatra.