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Also Known As: Died: April 23, 1990
Born: March 11, 1928 Cause of Death: self-inflicted gunshot wound
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Albert Salmi served in the United States Army before studying Method acting with Lee Strasberg. Following a stint on stage, including a role in "Bus Stop" on Broadway, his film debut came in 1958 alongside Yul Brynner and William Shatner in "The Brothers Karamazov." Salmi also starred with Gregory Peck in "The Bravados" before moving back to television. Throughout the 1960s he appeared in numerous TV shows including "The Twilight Zone," "Lost in Space," "Gunsmoke," "Combat!," and "Bonanaza." He continued to work primarily in television throughout the 1970s and 1980s with roles on shows like "Baretta," "Police Story," "Dallas," and "The A-Team." Police in Spokane, Washington, found Salmi and his wife shot to death in their home in April 1990. Salmi had been suffering from depression, and police reports claim that he murdered his wife, from whom he was estranged, before killing himself.

Albert Salmi served in the United States Army before studying Method acting with Lee Strasberg. Following a stint on stage, including a role in "Bus Stop" on Broadway, his film debut came in 1958 alongside Yul Brynner and William Shatner in "The Brothers Karamazov." Salmi also starred with Gregory Peck in "The Bravados" before moving back to television. Throughout the 1960s he appeared in numerous TV shows including "The Twilight Zone," "Lost in Space," "Gunsmoke," "Combat!," and "Bonanaza." He continued to work primarily in television throughout the 1970s and 1980s with roles on shows like "Baretta," "Police Story," "Dallas," and "The A-Team." Police in Spokane, Washington, found Salmi and his wife shot to death in their home in April 1990. Salmi had been suffering from depression, and police reports claim that he murdered his wife, from whom he was estranged, before killing himself.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Breaking In (1989) Johnny Scat
2.
 Billy The Kid (Gore Vidal's) (1989) Maxwell
3.
 Jesse (1988) Sheriff Sommers
4.
 Born American (1986) Drane--United States Emissary
5.
 Superstition (1985)
6.
 Hard to Hold (1984) Johnny Lawson
7.
 Best Kept Secrets (1984) Ed Dietz
8.
 Thou Shalt Not Kill (1982) Hugh Grover
10.
 Love Child (1982) Captain Ellis
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Education

Haaren High School: New York , New York -
Actors Studio: New York , New York -

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wife:
Peggy Ann Garner. Actor. Married in May 1956; divorced.
wife:
Roberta Pollock. Died on April 23, 1990, apparently murdered by Salmi before he turned the gun on himself.

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daughter:
Katherine Salmi. Mother, Peggy Ann Garner.

Contributions

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Source: Wikipedia The Internet Encyclopedia

Albert Salmi was born in Brooklyn, New York to Finnish immigrant parents, and following a stint in the Army, took up acting as a career, studying Method acting with Lee Strasberg. In 1955, Salmi starred in Bus Stop on Broadway. He was asked to go on the road with the show, where he fell in love with and married one of his co-stars, former child actress Peggy Ann Garner on May 16, 1956. Their only child, Catherine Ann Salmi, died in 1995 at the age of 38. He made his film debut as Smerdjakov in the 1958 movie version of The Brothers Karamazov, with Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb, William Shatner, and Richard Basehart. Salmi's next film was The Bravados in which he played one of the villains hunted down by hero Gregory Peck. The National Board of Review presented Salmi with the NBR Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in both of these films. He held several memorable roles on "The Twilight Zone" and appeared twice as the incorrigible pirate, Alonzo P. Tucker on "Lost in Space." He appeared in a "Gunsmoke" episode as a killer who comes to an ironic end. He also guest starred in "Combat!", and many other television shows. Salmi and Garner divorced on March 13, 1963. Around the same time, he started a role as the comical Yadkin on TV's "Daniel Boone" opposite Fess Parker. He also had a regular role on the 1970s TV law series Petrocelli. In the series "Land of the Giants" last episode he appeared as a pair of evil twins. A high point of Salmi's career came in 1968, when he was cast in the Arthur Miller play The Price. He played the lead on Broadway and in London. In 1990, Salmi and his second wife, Roberta, were found shot to death in their home in Spokane, Washington. It was reported by friends and other family members that Salmi was suffering from depression, and his wife, to whom he was very devoted, was in poor health at the time. Albert moved out of the house when the couple underwent a separation. He was living in Idaho, when he couldn't bear living without Roberta, when he drove to their Rockwood home, and shot her, then turned the gun on himself

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