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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.

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.

photo candid Elizabeth Taylor Debbie Reynolds and cute dog Gig Young 1454-09

photo candid Elizabeth Taylor Debbie Reynolds and cute dog Gig Young 1454-09

Gig Young (November 4, 1913 – October 19, 1978) 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?.

Gig Young (November 4, 1913 – October 19, 1978) 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?.

Gig Young - Actor. He took the name "Gig Young" from the character he played in "The Gay Sisters." His films include "Game of Death," "Young at Heart," "The Hindenburg," "The Elite Killer," and "They Shoot Horses, Don't They." His work on television includes "The Rogues." He shot and killed his fifth wife, German actress Kim Schmidt, after 3 weeks of marriage, then committed suicide.

Gig Young - Actor. He took the name "Gig Young" from the character he played in "The Gay Sisters." His films include "Game of Death," "Young at Heart," "The Hindenburg," "The Elite Killer," and "They Shoot Horses, Don't They." His work on television includes "The Rogues." He shot and killed his fifth wife, German actress Kim Schmidt, after 3 weeks of marriage, then committed suicide.

Doris and Gig Young celebrate Ethel Barrymore’s 75th Birthday on the set of “Young At Heart”.

Doris and Gig Young celebrate Ethel Barrymore’s 75th Birthday on the set of “Young At Heart”.

1953 Joan Crawford On the set of 'Torch Song' with Gig Young and Pier Angeli. Joan's wearing Joseff Hollywood Jewelry

1953 Joan Crawford On the set of 'Torch Song' with Gig Young and Pier Angeli. Joan's wearing Joseff Hollywood Jewelry

Gig Young won Best Supporting Actor for ("They Shoot Horses, Don't They?") in 1969.  In his acceptance speech. he said, "I'm really quite speechless."  Married five times, he divorced three times, was widowed, and fatally shot his last wife---only a few weeks after their marriage---and then turned the gun on himself. One of his wives wrote a book about his tragic life entitled The Final Gig.

Gig Young won Best Supporting Actor for ("They Shoot Horses, Don't They?") in 1969. In his acceptance speech. he said, "I'm really quite speechless." Married five times, he divorced three times, was widowed, and fatally shot his last wife---only a few weeks after their marriage---and then turned the gun on himself. One of his wives wrote a book about his tragic life entitled The Final Gig.

Orchid red/purple  Rhy Gig young plant. FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE.

Details about Orchid red/purple Rhy Gig young plant. FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE

Orchid red/purple Rhy Gig young plant. FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE.

40 Celebrities Who Have Killed People - Gallery

40 Celebrities Who Have Killed People

Medium profile shot of Bette Davis as Kit Marlowe and Gig Young as Rudd Kendall.  Old Acquaintance (1943), starring Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, and Gig Young.

Medium profile shot of Bette Davis as Kit Marlowe and Gig Young as Rudd Kendall. Old Acquaintance (1943), starring Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, and Gig Young.