Albert Salmi


Actor
Albert Salmi

About

Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
March 11, 1928
Died
April 23, 1990
Cause of Death
Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Biography

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 i...

Family & Companions

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

Biography

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.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Breaking In (1989)
Billy The Kid (Gore Vidal's) (1989)
Maxwell
Jesse (1988)
Sheriff Sommers
Born American (1986)
Drane--United States Emissary
Superstition (1985)
Best Kept Secrets (1984)
Hard to Hold (1984)
Love Child (1982)
Captain Ellis
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
Thou Shalt Not Kill (1982)
Hugh Grover
St. Helens (1981)
Dragonslayer (1981)
The Guns and the Fury (1981)
Colonel Liakhov
Steel (1980)
Cloud Dancer (1980)
Portrait of a Rebel: Margaret Sanger (1980)
Big Bill Haywood
Caddyshack (1980)
The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (1980)
Brubaker (1980)
Love And Bullets (1979)
Undercover With the KKK (1979)
Cuba Crossing (1979)
The Sweet Creek County War (1978)
Viva Knievel! (1977)
Moonshine County Express (1977)
Empire Of The Ants (1977)
Sheriff Art Kincade
The Manhunter (1976)
Black Oak Conspiracy (1976)
Truckin' (1975)
The Legend of Earl Durand (1975)
A Place Without Parents (1974)
The Take (1974)
Dolek
Night Games (1974)
Pete Toley
The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)
Female Artillery (1973)
Frank Taggert
Kung Fu (1972)
Raif
The Deserter (1971)
Schmidt
something big (1971)
Johnny Cobb
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
E-1
Lawman (1971)
Harvey Stenbaugh
La Spina Dorsale del Diavola (1971)
Three Guns for Texas (1968)
Cleetus Grogan
The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
Deputy Meshaw
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Octavius Roy
The Ambushers (1967)
José Ortega
The Outrage (1964)
Sheriff
Wild River (1960)
Hank Bailey
The Unforgiven (1960)
Charlie Rawlins
The Bravados (1958)
Editor Taylor
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
Smerdyakov

Cast (Special)

B-Men (1989)
Who's Happy Now? (1975)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1956)
Bruce Pearson

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Dress Gray (1986)
Sergeant Oliphant
Fatal Vision (1984)
Judge Dupree
Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" (1977)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Ambushers, The (1967) - I've Got Relatives There Now in Acapulco, Dean Martin as photographer-playboy secret agent Matt Helm with Janice Rule as Sheila, the rescued formerly brainwashed astronaut helping him find her abductors, posing as newlyweds, observing the chopper arrival of villain Albert Salmi, when Francesca (Senta Berger) introduces herself, in the 3rd Helm feature, The Ambushers, 1967.
Outrage, The (1964) - I Kill To Live Already inside one flashback, this is the recollection by the accused, the bandit Carrasco (Paul Newman), of meeting the crime victims, (Laurence Harvey and Claire Bloom, not named), early in director Martin Ritt's remake of Kurosawa's Rashomon, The Outrage, 1964.
Empire Of The Ants (1977) - The Next Dominant Life Form The narrator is uncredited and the derivation from the H.G. Wells short story is overstated, but producer-director Bert I. Gordon manages a dramatic enough opening, establishing a nuclear component during the credits, in Empire Of The Ants, 1977, starring Joan Collins.
Hour Of The Gun (1967) - Bigger And Faster Than Nature Intended Civilized rustler Ike Clanton (Robert Ryan) is philosophical and firm, briefing his crew after the gunfight with Wyatt Earp (James Garner) et al, Bill Fletcher the sheriff, Michael Tolan, Albert Salmi, young Jon Voight and Steve Inhat featured, early in John Sturges’ eventually-acclaimed Hour Of The Gun, 1967.
Brothers Karamazov, The (1958) - Nothing Can Be Immoral Director Richard Brooks brings in Dostoyevsky characters, Richard Basehart as Ivan, pestered by Smerdyakov (Albert Salmi) as he greets his brother's bride Katya (Claire Bloom), then Maria Schell as Grushenka, accompanying evil dad Fyodor (Lee J. Cobb), in The Brothers Karamazov, 1958.
Superstition (1985) - Open, Not Here! Opening credits and first scene from the low-rent thriller Superstition, 1985, directed by Hollywood camera-man James Roberson, in which young lovers get spooked.

Family

Katherine Salmi
Daughter
Mother, Peggy Ann Garner.

Companions

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

Bibliography