Oct 02, 2013 · Sal Mineo: One Of Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Actors Featured In James Franco Biopic. Mineo played a sensitive teenager smitten with James Dean’s character. Though at the time he received thousands of letters from female admirers and claimed he dated the most beautiful women in Hollywood, Sal Mineo would later be one of the first big Hollywood stars to acknowledge that he was gay.Author: Nathan Francis. Personal life. In Sal Mineo: A Biography, Michaud claimed that Mineo had sexual relations with then-teen idol Bobby Sherman. He claimed Mineo never had any sexual relations with either James Dean or Don Johnson. Mineo was also close friends with David Cassidy, another teen idol.
Sal Mineo, Murdered Forty Years Ago Today, Was Also Victim Of Entertainment Industry Homophobia. Mineo made his initial mark in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause, as Plato, a bullied teen, understandably lovestruck at the first sight of James Dean’s character. The role would earn him an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actor Author: Editors. Sal Mineo and Gay Hollywood Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:30PM My friend Matthew, who wrote the book Boy Culture (which his blog is named after), recently interviewed the late Sal Mineo's boyfriend Courtney Burr, who is an acting teacher, in connection with a newish book on one of the most important Young Hollywood stars of the 1950s and 60s.
Feb 12, 1976 · Some have said that Mineo was “bisexual” but because of the time period in the 1970’s many gay men used the claim of bisexuality as a stepping stone to fully “coming out”. Mineo’s true sexuality might never be know. For purposes of this post we have identified Mineo as “gay”.Author: Will Kohler. Nov 26, 2015 · Although Sal Mineo idolized his bisexual film star James Dean, the two did not engage in sexual relations. The same with actor Don Johnson, who co-starred with Mineo in a stage production of Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1969), a play with a homosexual theme; Johnson and Mineo Author: Terry.
Mineo is now something of a gay icon; he never came out (he died in 1976), but his homosexuality was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood and common knowledge among at least some of his fans. Jul 27, 2019 · Actor Sal Mineo is killed in Hollywood. By the time they reached Mineo, he was almost dead from a deep wound to his chest. He died minutes later. Sal Mineo was a famous teen actor in the 1950s. He co-starred with James Dean in both Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. The transition to adult roles did not come easily for Mineo.