Sal Mineo’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 10, 1939

Death Date

Feb 12, 1976

Age of Death

37 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Feb 12, 1976


Movie Actor

The movie actor Sal Mineo died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

He co-starred with James Dean in Rebel without a Cause. His performance in the film earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was killed in 1976 at the age of 37.

His parents Josephine and Salvatore Mineo, Sr. were coffin makers. He was once engaged to actress Jill Haworth, but they never married. He later dated actor Courtney Burr III for six years.



“No one ever said movies are for developing your range. Hardly anyone gets that opportunity. Which is why I think the stage is so good. It’s less bread, but you can play different types, and you can initiate your own projects.” (Sal Mineo)


“One minute, it seemed I had more movie offers than I could handle; the next – no one wanted me.” (Sal Mineo)


“It would be easy to blame Hollywood to say that I was typed and forced to play the same role over and over. For a while, I did. But the truth is that I knew what I was doing. I was enjoying myself. I was making money.” (Sal Mineo)


“I made some good pictures, and I made some bad ones. I wasn’t trying to build an image, though; I was trying to build a life for myself.” (Sal Mineo)