Sal Mineo: His Life, Murder, and Mystery

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Thorndike Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 447 pages
This series' focus is high-profile titles that are being discussed in the media -- biographies of people in the news, literary figures, musicians, politicians, TV and film celebrities, and of people who have influenced history in some way.Sal Mineo grew up tough and moved fast -- from the Bronx to Broadway to Hollywood. At sixteen, he received an Oscar nomination for his role in the 1955 James Dean film Rebel Without a Cause, and in 1961 Exodus won him a second. Yet, by the end of the decade, he was a movie has-been. Out of favor and out of work, he returned to the theater, but, in 1976 he was stabbed to death. Revisiting the mystery that surrounds his murder, this long-overdue biography and personal remembrance sifts the facts from the fictions that have shrouded Sal Mineo's short life.

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Sal Mineo's place in cinema history is assured by his role as Plato in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). After several ensuing films, he was typed as "The Switchblade Kid." Despite talent, drive, and a ... Read full review

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