Gig Young

Gig Young bio

Birth Name: Byron Elsworth Barr

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: St. Cloud

Date Of Birth: November 4, 1913

Date Of Death: October 19, 1978

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Gig Young was born on the 4th of November, 1913. He was famous for being a Movie Actor. Highly decorated actor who was both nominated and claimed the winner of an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Emmy Award. He won the Oscar and Golden Globe for his performance in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Gig Young was born in St. Cloud. In a career spanning close to 40 years, he first appeared on screen in 1940 in Misbehaving Husbands. The following year he appeared in approximately ten films in uncredited roles. His lone Emmy nomination was for the series The Neon Ceiling. His Academy Award nominations without a win were for Come Fill the Cup and Teacher’s Pet.

Gig Young was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Gig Young was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Byron Elsworth Barr is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Gig’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Gig Young’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Gig Young’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Gig Young kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Gig Young was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Byron Elsworth Barr
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Gig Young was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Gig Young was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Gig Young had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Gig Young’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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