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Gig Young
Original name: Byron Elsworth Barr
Birth: Nov. 4, 1913
Saint Cloud
Minnesota, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1978
New York
New York, USA

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. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (1933 - 1995)
  Kim Schmidt Young (1947 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide after shooting his fifth wife to death
 
Burial:
Green Hill Cemetery
Waynesville
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Family grave site
 
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Record added: Aug 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6120
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- DENA ANN
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014

- Marty Stewart
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
Angel Day Blessings, Gig, and rest in eternal peace.
- sjm
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
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