Sal Mineo (with Natalie Wood) in 'Rebel Without a Cause'
Sal Mineo dead (on stretcher) in 'Rebel Without a Cause'
Sal Mineo (1939 - 1976)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) [John 'Plato' Crawford]: Shot in the chest by police when he comes out of the planetarium waving a gun (not knowing that James Dean had removed the bullets). His body is shown again afterwards lying on a stretcher when James buttons up his jacket. (Thanks to Nancy)

Giant (1956) [Angel Obregon II]: Killed in combat (off-screen); we learn of his death afterwards when his coffin arrives home.

Escape from Zahrain (1962) [Ahmed]: Shot to death when a military plane strafes him.

The Longest Day (1962) [Private Martini]: Shot to death by a German soldier when Sal comes out of hiding, having mistaken the sound of the German's rifle bolt for an American "clicker" signal. (Thanks to Brian, William, Tom, and Richard)

Cheyenne Autumn (1964) [Red Shirt]: Shot to death in a duel with Ricardo Montalban.

Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965) [Lawrence Sherman]: Shot to death by police as he runs out of the discotheque after attacking Juliet Prowse.

80 Steps to Jonah (1969) [Jerry Taggart]: Killed in a car crash while driving with Wayne Newton (who survives the accident).

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) [Dr. Milo]: Strangled by a 20th-century gorilla in the zoo, while Kim Hunter and Roddy McDowall look on in horror. (Sal, Kim, and Roddy were all in ape make-up.) (Thanks to Kenneth)

Columbo: A Case of Immunity (1975) [Rachman Habib]: Bludgeoned to death by Hector Elizondo, who then places Sal's body in a car and runs it off the road. (Thanks to Lorenzo)
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