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Sal Mineo Overview:

Legendary actor, Sal Mineo, was born Salvatore Mineo Jr. on Jan 10, 1939 in The Bronx, NY. Mineo died at the age of 37 on Feb 12, 1976 in West Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Mineo was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1955Best Supporting ActorRebel without a Cause (1955)PlatoNominated
1960Best Supporting ActorExodus (1960)Dov LandauNominated
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By C. S. Williams on Jan 10, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Paul Henreid Paul Henreid found his claim to fame rooted in his performances in films from 1939 through 1945, wherein he appeared in some of the best movies of that era, with Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1939,?Joan of Paris, 1942 and Casablanca, 1942, those being his best and each becoming true classic films ... Read full article


Happy Birthday! To Actors: Paul Henreid, Ray Bolger and , born on January 10th

By C. S. Williams on Jan 10, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Paul Henreid Paul Henreid found his claim to fame rooted in his performances in films from 1939 through 1945, wherein he appeared in some of the best movies of that era, with Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1939,?Joan of Paris, 1942 and Casablanca, 1942, those being his best and each becoming true classic films ... Read full article


Happy Birthday! To Actors: Paul Henreid, Ray Bolger and , born on January 10th

By C. S. Williams on Jan 10, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Paul Henreid Paul Henreid found his claim to fame rooted in his performances in films from 1939 through 1945, wherein he appeared in some of the best movies of that era, with Goodbye Mr. Chips, 1939,?Joan of Paris, 1942 and Casablanca, 1942, those being his best and each becoming true classic films ... Read full article


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Sal Mineo Quotes:

Dov Landau: [explaining to the leaders of the Irgun how he survived Auschwitz] The Germans used me -- like you would use a woman.


Angelo Barrato: I'm the victim of the greatest social disease of our generation: parents.


[Gene is offered a marijuana cigarette]
Gene Krupa: Reefers huh? So that's what they look like.


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Sal Mineo Facts
Mineo longed to be a movie director, and he directed the 1969 Los Angeles production of the prison drama Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971). The play, which deals with homosexuality, had premiered in Ontario in 1965 and then opened in New York Off-Broadway in 1967 and had run for a year. In addition to directing, Mineo played the role of Rocky, a prison bully, who rapes a naive young prisoner, Smitty (played by Don Johnson in the L.A. production). Mineo's staging emphasized violence and sexuality. He added a scene to the play, staging Rocky's rape of Smitty in the prison shower, an event that had been kept off stage in earlier productions. The Los Angeles production, which was eventually moved to New York (without Mineo as an actor) featured full frontal nudity. Mineo also directed a subsequent San Francisco production. Although playwright John Herbert did not initially object to Mineo's alterations, he vociferously criticized Mineo's Los Angeles and New York stagings. (Being a convicted felon, the Canadian Herbert was unable to enter the U.S. to actually see the productions.) Herbert refused to sell him the film rights to his play, and the estrangement obviated any chance of Mineo being involved in the

Grew up on East 213th Street in the Olinville section of the Bronx.

In early 1962, he posed nude in several sessions for Harold Stevenson, known for his large-scale homoerotic painting and drawings. Stevenson gave one of them to Mineo for his own. A huge painting of Sal was eventually exhibited at the Richard Feigen Gallery in New York and Chicago in 1964.

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