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.

MINI BIO:

Dark-haired, soulful-eyed, faintly sullen-looking Italianate actor who went to Hollywood after stage success in The Kind and I, and played a variety of voluble (mostly sympathetic) tearaways from the wrong side of the tracks that reflected his own Bronx upbringing. Stabbed to death in an alleyway near his home, the killer not being found until two years later. Oscar-nominated for Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.

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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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Sal Mineo Quotes:

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


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


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


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Sal Mineo Facts
Many bizarre rumors floated around about his murder, but when his killer, Lionel Ray Williams, was caught, he turned out to be a drug-addled 17-year-old who had no idea who Mineo was and was only interested in the money he had on him.

Donated the drum he used in The Gene Krupa Story (1959) to another teen idol, David Cassidy, the day after a dinner with David and his father, Jack Cassidy. David was 13 at the time.

John Lennon once put up the reward money to find Mineo's killer.

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