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Albert Salmi

Albert Salmi was an American actor. Followed a stint in the Army, Salmi took up acting as a career, studying Method acting with Lee Strasberg. In 1955, Salmi starred in Bus Stop on Broadway. He elected to take the show on the road where he fell in love with and married his leading lady, former child star Peggy Ann Garner.

He made his film debut as Smerdjakov in the 1958 movie version of The Brothers Karamazov with Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb, William Shatner, and Richard Basehart. Albert's next film was The Bravados in which he played one of the villains hunted down by hero Gregory Peck. The National Board of Review presented Albert with the NBR Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in both of these films.

He held several memorable roles on The Twilight Zone.

Salmi divorced Garner in 1964. Around the same time, he started a role as the comical Yadkin on TV's Daniel Boone opposite Fess Parker. He also had a regular role on the 1970s TV law series Petrocelli.

The high point of Salmi's career came in 1968, when he was cast in the Arthur Miller play The Price. He played the lead on Broadway and in London.

In 1990, Salmi and his wife, Roberta, were found shot to death in their home in what was ruled a murder-suicide.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Albert Salmi Facts

BirthdayMarch 11, 1928
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Date of deathApril 23, 1990 (Spokane, Washington, USA, age 62)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Albert Salmi compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Silent Thunder
A Quality of Mercy
The Unforgiven
Hour Of The Gun
The Brothers Karamazov
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