In 1976 The Actor Sal Mineo Was Murdered By A Pizza Delivery Worker

It’s February 12, 1976, and actor Sal Mineo is heading back to his Hollywood home after rehearsing his latest play. A former teen heartthrob, his career has taken a strange trajectory since earning an Oscar nomination for a performance alongside James Dean. But his bright future is about to be cut short by a gruesome murder – and the crime will baffle authorities for the next three years.

Born in January of 1939, Mineo grew up in the New York borough of the Bronx. One of four children of Sal Sr. – a coffin maker – and Josephine, he had two brothers, Victor and Michael, and a sister, Sarina. And although Mineo’s mother was American-born, both of his parents were of Italian descent.

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