Sal Mineo

Born Jan 10, 1939

Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr. , was an American film and theatre actor, best known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on two occasions; once for his role in Rebel Without a Cause, and also for his role as Dov Landau in Exodus.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on January 10, 1939.


1953 14 Years Old As a teenager, Mineo appeared on ABC's musical quiz program Jukebox Jury, which aired in the 1953-1954 season. … Read More
1957 18 Years Old …  He appeared as the celebrity guest challenger on the June 30, 1957, episode of What's My Line? … Read More


1966 27 Years Old Mineo guest-starred in an episode of ABC's TV series Combat! in 1966, playing the role of a GI wanted for murder. … Read More


1969 30 Years Old In 1969, Mineo returned to the stage to direct a Los Angeles production of the LGBT-themed play Fortune and Men's Eyes (1967), featuring then-unknown Don Johnson as Smitty and himself as Rocky. … Read More
1970 31 Years Old In 1970, Mineo was crowned King of the Beaux Arts Ball. … Read More
1972 33 Years Old In a 1972 interview with Boze Hadleigh, Mineo discussed his bisexuality. … Read More
1975 36 Years Old In 1975, Mineo appeared as Rachman Habib, assistant to the president of a Middle Eastern country, in the Columbo episode "A Case of Immunity", on NBC-TV. … Read More
1976 37 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1976, Mineo's career had begun to turn around. … Read More
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