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Also Known As: Died: February 12, 1976
Born: January 10, 1939 Cause of Death: murdered
Birth Place: Harlem, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1948:
Moved to the Bronx from Harlem when he was nine years old
1949:
"Discovered" by a talent scout while playing sandlot baseball in The Bronx
1950:
Cast in Tennessee Williams' play "The Rose Tattoo" on Broadway; was paid $65 a week for saying one line--"The goat is in the yard"
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Appeared in the Broadway production of "The Dinosaur Wharf"
1951:
Understudied the role of the crown prince in "The King and I", starring Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence (date approximate)
1952:
Took over the role of the crown prince in "The King and I"; played over 900 performances (dates approximate)
1955:
Film debut in "Six Bridges to Cross" opposite Tony Curtis
1955:
Appeared in "The Private War of Major Benson"
1955:
Nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his heart-wrenching performance as Plato in the teen angst classic "Rebel Without a Cause", starring James Dean and Natalie Wood
1956:
Re-teamed with Dean for the epic "Giant", co-starring Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson
1956:
Played teen thug in the drama "Crime in the Streets"
1957:
Acted opposite Paul Newman in "Somebody Up There Likes Me"; Dean was originally cast as Rocky Graziano, but died before filming began; Newman then got the part
1957:
Recreated TV role in film adaptation of "Dino"; starred in title role as a juvenile delinquent
1957:
Attempted to launch singing career with release of two singles and an album
1959:
Played the title role in "The Gene Krupa Story"
1961:
Received second Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance in "Exodus"; reunited with Newman
1962:
Starred with Yul Brynner in the poorly received "Escape from Zahrain"
1962:
Had featured role in "The Longest Day"
1963:
Formed Sal Mineo Productions
1964:
Directed by John Ford in "Cheyenne Autumn"
1965:
Starred in the low-budget, suspense flick "Who Killed Teddy Bear?"
1965:
Had small part in "The Greatest Story Ever Told"
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Acted in the NBC sitcom "Mona McCluskey"
1966:
Made TV-movie debut in " The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones" (ABC)
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Made directorial debut with the play "End as a Man" at the Canal-Fulton Playhouse in Ohio
1969:
Directed the prison drama "Fortune and Men's Eyes" in New York and L.A., starring a then-unknown Don Johnson in the lead
1969:
Acted in "Krakatoa, East of Java"
1971:
Featured in last movie role "Escape from the Planet of the Apes"
1975:
Appeared on episodes of "S.W.A.T." and "Columbo"
1976:
Played a bisexual burglar in the black comedy "P.S. Your Cat is Dead" in San Francisco; died just before the play was to open in L.A.

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