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Old 06-28-2016, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I always liked this actor, who seemed to always play character parts in movies, and was never the main male star.. I loved him in Young at Heart with Sinatra and Doris Day.. in That Touch of Mink with Cary Grant too.. but Ive started reading about him and didnt know he was once married to Eliz. Montgomery of Bewitched fame.. but he had other wives and shot and killed his last wife before turning the gun on himself.. which of course makes him a murderer although I dont remember anyone ever saying that.. this tells a lot about the man and his life... The Bizarre Death and Mysterious Burial of a Hollywood Oscar Winner | Nosey Parker
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:08 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Interesting article. I remember him and the murder/suicide. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I remember when that murder-suicide happened. He'd only been married to his half-his-age German wife for a few weeks.

I guess his ship never came in, despite his Oscar win (great performance, BTW). Sadly, it never resulted in a "Gig Young" movie. I also remember him in one of (I think) the best Twilight Zone episodes ever: "Walking Distance."
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I remember when that murder-suicide happened. He'd only been married to his half-his-age German wife for a few weeks.

I guess his ship never came in, despite his Oscar win (great performance, BTW). Sadly, it never resulted in a "Gig Young" movie. I also remember him in one of (I think) the best Twilight Zone episodes ever: "Walking Distance."
Sad ending to a talented man, who messed up with alcohol it seems even losing a big part in Blazing Saddles .. he had amazing comedic timing and a good actor..
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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I remember the actor but didn't know any of this.

Thanks it was interesting.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:46 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I recognized the name and would probably recognize him if I saw any of his work.... but am drawing a blank right now....

what a great article!!
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:31 PM
 
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Try Google Images and enter Gig Young. Tons of pictures.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Great article, thanks for posting.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:24 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Tragedy played out in the real. His last dramatic role. Tragic and true.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I recognized the name and would probably recognize him if I saw any of his work.... but am drawing a blank right now....

what a great article!!
good looking man with a twinkle in his eyes, loved him in Young at Heart..will be on Youtube..
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