Looking Back: St. Cloud’s Gig Young Won an Oscar in 1970
ST. CLOUD – The Academy Awards for this year’s top movies will be handed-out tomorrow (Sunday), but did you know a St. Cloud native has won Hollywood’s top prize in the past?
Gig Young won an Oscar in 1970 for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1969 film “The Shoot Horses Don’t They”.
Young grew-up as Byron Barr. He attended Tech High School and worked as an usher at the Paramount Theatre before his family moved to Washington D.C.
He also won a Golden Globe for that same role, and you can see that award for yourself at the Stearns History Museum.
Young was born in 1913, and he died in 1978.