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Albert Salmi
Birth: Mar. 11, 1928
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1990
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Actor. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Finnish parents. He graduated from high school then joined the Army after World War II. After the army he took acting classes and studied under Lee Strasberg, which led to a successful Broadway acting career. His role as Bo Decker in "Bus Stop" was his biggest stage success. He appeared on live TV dramas in the early days of television on "The U.S. Steel Hour" and "Studio One." In 1956 he married Peggy Ann Garner and they had a daughter, Catherine Ann. His film debut was in "The Brothers Karamazov" in 1958, for which he turned down an Oscar nomination. His other films include: "The Bravados" (1958), "The Unforgiven" (1960), "Wild River" (1960), "The Flim-Flam Man" (1967), "The Ambushers" (1967), "Something Big" (1971), "Escape From the Planet of the Apes" (1971), "Empire of the Ants" (1977), "Love and Bullets" (1979), "Caddyshack" (1980), "Brubaker" (1980), "The Dragonslayer" (1981), "Love Child" (1982), and "Breaking In" (1989), his last theatrical film. He guest starred on almost every series on TV including: "Bonanza", "Gunsmoke", "Rawhide", "Ironside" and "The F.B.I. Albert was in three episodes of the television series "The Twilight Zone". The most remembered of these is the hour-long episode: "Of Late, I Think of Cliffordville." In 1963 he and Peggy divorced, and in 1964 he married Roberta Pollock. They had two daughters, Lizanne and Jennifer. In 1967 he was presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for his role in "Gunsmoke", in the 1955 episode entitled "Death Watch". This was his most cherished award. He was a method actor and had the ability to make you love or hate his character. He was, in real life, quite different from most of the characters he played. A quiet-natured family man, he was an oddity by glitzy Hollywood standards. In semi-retirement, he moved his family to Washington State. It is said he was having a bout of depression over the fact that veteran actors such as himself weren't appreciated in Hollywood. He died in a murder-suicide in Spokane, Washington at age 62. (bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) 
 
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 Children:
  Catherine Ann Salmi (1957 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Terrace *
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Specifically: Ashes are kept at Greenwood Cemetery
*Cremation location
 
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Record added: Mar 16, 2002
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