Gig Young (born Byron Elsworth Barr; November 4, 1913 – October 19, 1978) was an American actor. He was thrice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Come Fill the Cup (1952), Teacher's Pet (1959), and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), winning for the last of these.
Because of a drinking problem, Gig Young commited suicide, you can read about it on hollywooddreamland.blogspot.com, "On October 19, 1978, Gig Young shot and killed Kim Schmidt, his 31-year-old wife of three weeks. Young then turned the gun on himself. He was sixty four. In his will, he left his Oscar to his agent, but virtually nothing to his teenaged daughter. What a jerk."