The Tragic Life and Death of Gig Young (1913-1978) He was his own worst enemy. He hoped that by winning an Oscar, he'd get better parts. It didn't happen. Committed murder-suicide with his fifth wife, of 3 weeks. He was 64. Elizabeth Montgomery was his 3rd wife. She divorced him due to his being an alcoholic. He had a daughter with his fourth wife.
Remembering actor GIG YOUNG (1913 – 1978), who was born on November 4th. He won an Academy Award for his performance as a slimy dance-marathon emcee in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. His dramatic work as an alcoholic in the 1951 film Come Fill the Cup with James Cagney and his comedic role as a tipsy but ultimately charming intellectual in Teacher's Pet starring Clark Gable and Doris Day earned him nominations for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.