Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr. (January 10, 1939 â€“ February 12, 1976) was a Golden Globe-winning American movie and stage actor, best known for his Academy Award-nominated performance opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause.
Mineo, born in The Bronx, New York City as the son of a Sicilian coffin maker, was enrolled by his mother in dancing and acting school at an early age.
Mineo had his first stage appearance in The Rose Tattoo (1950), a play by Tennessee Williams. He also played the young prince opposite Yul Brynner in the stage musical The King and I.
After a few more film and television appearances his breakthrough was Rebel Without A Cause (1955) in which he gave an impressive performance as John "Plato" Crawford, the sensitive teenager smitten with James Dean's Jim Stark. His biographer Paul Jeffers recounted that Mineo received thousands of fan letters from young female admirers, was mobbed by them at public appearances and further wrote, "He dated the most beautiful...
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Sal Mineo died in West Hollywood, California, Los Angeles County
Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) is a movie starring Maximilian Schell and Brian Keith. The story revolves around the 1883 eruption of the volcano on the island of Krakatoa, probably the most violent volcanic eruption in modern history. The characters are engaged in the recovery of a fictional cargo of pearls from a shipwreck perilously close to the volcano.
The film was photographed in Todd-AO and presented in 70 mm Cinerama in premiere engagements.
Krakatoa is, in fact, west of Java (Tambora, on Sumbawa, is the violent volcano east of Java). The film was retitled Volcano in later releases. While the film was in production, its makers became aware of the geographic error in its title but used it anyway, apparently believing that this was a more exotic title than "Krakatoa, West of Java".
The film is referenced in the song "Hot Lava" by The B-52's...
Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 film directed by Nicholas Ray that tells the story of a rebellious teenager who comes to a new town, meets a girl, defies his parents, and faces the local gang. It sought to portray the existing decay of youth in middle America, critique parental style, and expose the rift between two generations. The title is taken from psychiatrist Robert Lindner's 1944 book, Rebel Without A Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath but has no other relationship to the book.In 1990, this film was added to the preserved films of the United States Library of Congress's National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."The main plot centers on Jim Stark, a 17-year-old. Stark and his two parents move to Los Angeles, where he enrolls at Dawson High School. The film begins with Stark brought into the police station for public drunkenness. We then are introduced to his mother, father and grandmother who come to get him,...,
Sal Mineo was born in Bronx, New York, New York