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Crime History: Oscar-winning actor kills wife, self

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On this day, Oct. 19, in 1978, Academy Award-winning film and TV star Gig Young murdered his new bride and then killed himself in their Manhattan apartment. Young, 64, previously wedded to Elizabeth Montgomery of "Bewitched" fame, had married his fifth wife, 31-year-old Kim Schmidt, three weeks earlier. A motive for the killing was never established. Young, who grew up in the District, had been...

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