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Sal Mineo was an American actor known for his performance in the flick ‘Exodus.’

InformationDetail
BirthdayJanuary 10, 1939
Died onFebruary 12, 1976
NationalityAmerican
FamousBisexual, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateNew Yorkers
Partners
  • Bobby Sherman
  • Courtney Burr
  • Jill Haworth
SiblingsMichael (brother), Sarina (sister), Victor (brother)
Known asSalvatore Mineo Jr.
Universities
  • Quintano's School for Young Professionals
Cause of deathAssassination
Birth PlaceThe Bronx, New York
Height168cm
GenderMale
FatherSalvatore Mineo Sr.
MotherJosephine
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inThe Bronx, New York
Famous asActor
Died at Age37

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Who is Sal Mineo?

Sal Mineo, born as Salvatore Mineo, Jr., was an American actor, best known for his performance as Dov Landau in the flick ‘Exodus’ and as John "Plato" Crawford in the movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. He was also known for appearing in many other films including 'Crime in the Streets', 'A Private's Affair', 'The Young Don't Cry', 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' and '80 Steps to Jonah'. During his career, the actor also made guest appearances on tons of TV shows such as 'Big Town', 'The Alcoa Hour', 'Look Up and Live', 'The Ed Sullivan Show', 'Pursuit', 'Dr. Kildare', 'The Patty Duke Show', 'Run for Your Life', 'The Name of the Game' and 'Police Story', to name a few. Talking about Mineo’s awards and accolades, he won the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for the ‘Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture’ for ‘Exodus.’ His performance in the flick also fetched him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. On a personal note, Mineo was bisexual and had relationships with many male artistes. Unfortunately, the talented actor’s life ended in a tragic way. In 1976, he was stabbed to death by a pizza deliveryman.

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Career

Sal Mineo made his first stage appearance in the 1951 play ‘The Rose Tattoo’. He then appeared on the quiz show ‘Jukebox Jury’. In 1955, he made his film debut through the flick ‘Six Bridges to Cross’. The same year, he had his breakthrough role as John "Plato" Crawford in the movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’

Then from 1956 to 1959, the actor did numerous big screen projects as well as TV shows including ‘Crime in the Streets’, ‘Giant’, ‘Dino’, ‘The Young Don't Cry’, ‘A Private's Affair’, ‘The Gene Krupa Story’, ‘Big Town’, ‘Look Up and Live’, ‘Lux Video Theatre’, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, ‘Kraft Suspense Theatre’, ‘The DuPont Show of the Month’ and ‘The Ann Sothern Show’.

After this, Mineo was cast as Dov Landau in the film ‘Exodus’ in 1960. Two years later, he did the films ‘Escape from Zahrain’ and ‘The Longest Day’. Then from 1963 to 1966, he appeared in the movies ‘Cheyenne Autumn’ and ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ and in the TV shows ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, ‘The Patty Duke Show’ and ‘Combat’. Soon after this, the American actor played George Blaylock in the TV flick ‘Stranger on the Run’. He next did the movie ‘80 Steps to Jonah’.

In the year 1970, Mineo was cast as Angel de Angelo in the television film ‘The Challengers’. The following year, he had roles in the programs ‘My Three Sons’, ‘The Immortal’ and ‘Dan August’. Then from 1973 to 1976, he made several TV appearances on shows including ‘Harry O’, ‘Griff’, ‘Tenafly’, ‘Columbo’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’, ‘Police Story’, ‘Ellery Queen’ and ‘Joe Forrester’. At the time of his untimely death, he was a part of the cast of the play ‘P.S. Your Cat Is Dead.’

Personal Life

Sal Mineo was born as Salvatore Mineo, Jr. on January 10, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, USA, to Josephine and Salvatore Mineo, Sr. He was the brother of actress Sarina Mineo and actors Michael and Victor Mineo. He attended Quintano's School for Young Professionals.

Talking about the actor’s love life, he and Jill Haworth shared an on-and-off relationship for several years and were even engaged at one point. Unfortunately, after Haworth came to know that Mineo had a relationship with actor Bobby Sherman as well, she separated from Mineo. In a 1972 interview, Mineo disclosed that he was bisexual. He had a long-term relationship with Courtney Burr III and was living with him at the time of his death.

Murder

On February 12, 1976, Sal Mineo was murdered by a pizza deliveryman named Lionel Ray Williams. The actor was returning home after a rehearsal when Lionel attacked and killed him. The motive behind the attack was robbery. The killer was later sentenced to 57 years in prison. Mineo was buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in New York.

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Sal Mineo awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1961Best Supporting ActorExodus (1960)

Sal Mineo biography timelines

  • // 10th Jan 1939
    Sal Mineo was born as Salvatore Mineo, Jr. on January 10, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, USA, to Josephine and Salvatore Mineo, Sr. He was the brother of actress Sarina Mineo and actors Michael and Victor Mineo. He attended Quintano's School for Young Professionals.
  • // 1951
    Sal Mineo made his first stage appearance in the 1951 play ‘The Rose Tattoo’. He then appeared on the quiz show ‘Jukebox Jury’. In 1955, he made his film debut through the flick ‘Six Bridges to Cross’. The same year, he had his breakthrough role as John "Plato" Crawford in the movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’
  • // 1956
    Then from 1956 to 1959, the actor did numerous big screen projects as well as TV shows including ‘Crime in the Streets’, ‘Giant’, ‘Dino’, ‘The Young Don't Cry’, ‘A Private's Affair’, ‘The Gene Krupa Story’, ‘Big Town’, ‘Look Up and Live’, ‘Lux Video Theatre’, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, ‘Kraft Suspense Theatre’, ‘The DuPont Show of the Month’ and ‘The Ann Sothern Show’.
  • // 1970
    In the year 1970, Mineo was cast as Angel de Angelo in the television film ‘The Challengers’. The following year, he had roles in the programs ‘My Three Sons’, ‘The Immortal’ and ‘Dan August’. Then from 1973 to 1976, he made several TV appearances on shows including ‘Harry O’, ‘Griff’, ‘Tenafly’, ‘Columbo’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’, ‘Police Story’, ‘Ellery Queen’ and ‘Joe Forrester’. At the time of his untimely death, he was a part of the cast of the play ‘P.S. Your Cat Is Dead.’
  • // 12th Feb 1976
    On February 12, 1976, Sal Mineo was murdered by a pizza deliveryman named Lionel Ray Williams. The actor was returning home after a rehearsal when Lionel attacked and killed him. The motive behind the attack was robbery. The killer was later sentenced to 57 years in prison. Mineo was buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in New York.

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Sal Mineo's FAQ

  • What is Sal Mineo birthday?

    Sal Mineo was born at 1939-01-10

  • When was Sal Mineo died?

    Sal Mineo was died at 1976-02-12

  • Which age was Sal Mineo died?

    Sal Mineo was died at age 37

  • Where is Sal Mineo's birth place?

    Sal Mineo was born in The Bronx, New York

  • What is Sal Mineo nationalities?

    Sal Mineo's nationalities is American

  • Who is Sal Mineo siblings?

    Sal Mineo's siblings is Michael (brother), Sarina (sister), Victor (brother)

  • What was Sal Mineo universities?

    Sal Mineo studied at Quintano's School for Young Professionals

  • What is Sal Mineo's cause of dead?

    Sal Mineo dead because of Assassination

  • How tall is Sal Mineo?

    Sal Mineo's height is 168

  • Who is Sal Mineo's father?

    Sal Mineo's father is Salvatore Mineo Sr.

  • Who is Sal Mineo's mother?

    Sal Mineo's mother is Josephine

  • What is Sal Mineo's sun sign?

    Sal Mineo is Capricorn

  • How famous is Sal Mineo?

    Sal Mineo is famouse as Actor