Bert Six / Warner Brothers
August 20, 2012
Born Byron Barr, Gig Young entered Hollywood with high hopes and earned the reviews to match them.
Even so, with more than 55 film credits and an Oscar he was dissatisfied. "There are not more than five that were any good or any good for me," Young said.
This dissatisfaction culminated in the murder-suicide of his wife in 1978. A diary in the blood-soaked bedroom where the couple died was open to Sept. 27, and "We Got Married Today" was written on the page. Young was married five times.
Gig Young's Hollywood star.