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Sal Mineo
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Actor
    (January 10, 1939-February 12, 1976)
    Birth name was Salvatore Mineo, Jr.
    Nickname was 'Switchblade Kid'
    Acted in 'Sonic Boom,' Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On,' 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes,' 'Krakatoa, East of Java,' 'Who Killed Teddy Bear,' 'The Greatest Story Ever Told,' 'The Longest Day,' 'Escape from Zahrain,' 'Exodus,' 'The Young Don't Cry,' 'Dino,' 'Crime in the Streets,' 'Six Bridges to Cross' and 'Rebel Without a Cause'
    He was kicked out of parochial school
    At eight he became a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood.
    His mother enrolled him in dancing school.
    By ten, he was arrested for robbery and given a choice of juvenile confinement or professional acting school (he chose acting).
    He was called a James Dean wannabe.
    He hung out with the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang.
    He claimed he did not get a role in 'Lawrence of Arabia' '... because I had appeared in a pro-Jewish picture, played a sympathetic Jewish boy, and shot four Arabs.'
    He regreted playing an ape in 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes.'
    He wanted to be a rock & roll singer and released two songs. The first was 'Start Movin' (In My Direction),' it topped at #9, 'Lasting Love,' only reached #27 (1957).
    He said 'I'll never be mistaken for Pat Boone.'
    He was stabbed to death (February 12, 1976).
    It was falsely assumed that his death was a result of his homosexual life style. In 1979, the killer was caught and convicted, he was the victim of a robbery.
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 16 Votes: 87.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 26 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 58 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 49 Votes: 36.73% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 135 Votes: 47.41% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 127 Votes: 48.03% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 258 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 298 Votes: 51.34% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 602 Votes: 49.17% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2033 Votes: 49.34% Annoying
 
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