Gig's parents were John and Emma Barr.
He attended Washington DC's McKinley High School.
Gig was 6'1" tall.
Gig won an Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for They Shoot Horses Don't They. He also won a Golden Globe for the same role.
Gig has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6841 Hollywood Blvd.
Gig was married five times.
Gig killed his new wife Kim Schmidt before killing himself.
He has a daughter Jennifer Young, born 1964.
Gig: Acting is the exaggeration of life, and if you can blow it up and still make it look real, the better your performance. Any actor who loves what he is doing can't take his mind off it.
Gig: (On his film career) 30 years and 55 pictures - not more than five that were any good, or any good for me. I've picked the best from the lousy parts they offered me.