Gig Young was a debonair actor who played a sardonic character, who typically never got the girl. He began his career in films in the 1940s and took his stage name from a character in one of his earlier films. He appeared on Robert Montgomery Presents and later married Montgomery's daughter, Elizabeth. The marriage lasted six years.
Starring Gibbsville in 1976, it was a role that was strangely prophetic, as an alcholic. In real life he was said to be a "Jekyll and Hyde" type when drunk.
He died in a bizarre murder-suicide in 1978, in which he shot his wife of three weeks and then turned the gun on himself.