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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. 
Family links: 
  John E. Barr (1877 - 1975)
  Emma Clements Dingman Barr (1879 - 1944)
  Elizabeth Montgomery (1933 - 1995)
  Kim Schmidt Young (1947 - 1978)*
  Donald Earl Barr (1906 - 1949)*
  Gig Young (1913 - 1978)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide after shooting his fifth wife to death
Green Hill Cemetery
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Family grave site
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6120
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I read dozens of tributes to Mr. Young here -- many filled with sympathy -- but I didn't read one that called him what he was: a murderer. The woman he murdered has many less notes here on Find-a-Grave -- one recent one blames the poor woman for marrying...(Read more)
- AM
 Added: Aug. 15, 2015
- Chexy
 Added: Aug. 7, 2015
The way you played the part of Martin Sloan was very moving, Thanks and I wish you peace, sir.
 Added: Jul. 9, 2015
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