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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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  Kim Schmidt Young (1947 - 1978)*
 
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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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- Jamie reed
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014
Byron Kenneth Barr (aka: Gig Young) is my 3rd Cousin. My mother remembers him well and his family visits. R.I.P. cuz
- Kellie J Sims and Randall Sims
 Added: Aug. 8, 2014
I did not know the way you left us! So sorry for you problems! You were so talented in "That Touch of Mink" & all your other movies & needless to say so handsome!! I hope you have found your peace now!! God Bless & RIP!
- Garlene Frazier
 Added: Jun. 19, 2014
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