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Gig Young (Byron Elsworth Barr)

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Biography

St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Affable, immensely likable American actor, usually in second leads. A native of Minnesota, his parents John and Emma Barr raised him in Washington, DC. He developed a passion for the theatre while appearing in high school plays. After some amateur experience, he applied for and received a scholarship to the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. While acting in "Pancho", a south-of-the-border play by Lowell Barrington, he and the leading actor in the play, George Reeves, were spotted by a Warner Brothers talent scout. Both actors were signed supporting player contracts with the studio. Read more...

Actor

Character: Abbott - Guinea Pig 2 Experiment 32

Dive Bomber 1941

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Character: First Groom Asking for Dog Licence

One Foot in Heaven 1941

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Character: Rudd Kendall

Old Acquaintance 1943

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Character: Samuel 'Sam' Rosen

Wake of the Red Witch 1948

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Character: Cliff Willard

Torch Song 1953

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Character: Jeff's Editor

Rear Window 1954

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Character: Alex Burke

Young at Heart 1954

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Character: Evan Doughton

Ask Any Girl 1959

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Willy Grogan

Kid Galahad 1962

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Character: Key Weedon

A Ticklish Affair 1963

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Character: Himself

Crash Science 2005

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Character: Simon Gayforth

Producers' Showcase 1954

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Character: Dr. Hugo Pine

Teacher's Pet 1958

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Character: John Tirsen

Too Young to Kiss 1951

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Character: Boyd Copeland

Come Fill the Cup 1951

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Character: Edgar Holt

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself

Stump the Stars 1947

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Character: Dick Pepper

The Tunnel of Love 1958

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Character: Sonny Smith

For Love or Money 1963

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Character: Jack Haferman

McCloud 1970

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Character: Mortimer McGrew

Sherlock Holmes in New York 1976

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Character: Eric Nicholson

Companions in Nightmare 1968

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Character: Hugo Myrich

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Himself

Arena 1975

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Character: Herman Worth

Goodyear Theatre 1957

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Character: Himself - Host

Conflict 1956

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Character: Chuck Wright

The Desperate Hours 1955

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Character: Duke Marsden

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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