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Subject: Archive: Gig Young, Oct. 19, 1978


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Date Posted: Friday, October 19, 11:56:18am

Gig Young (born Byron Elsworth Barr; November 4, 1913 October 19, 1978) was an American film, stage and television actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). In 1978, he committed suicide, after murdering his wife.

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Hard to believe it's 40(!) years since this memorable event. Not everyday an Academy Award-winning actor commits murder/suicide. ...Here's an interesting list/article of other Oscar winner suicides. ...Friday, October 19, 01:09:41pm


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