Talk:Sal Mineo

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The gay material should be removed unless source material can be referenced. And maybe even then -- it's not germane to a summary of Mineo's career. Jumbo 17:01, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I've reworded it. Mineo was (most likely) gay and it could have affected his performance. However, referring to Dean as bisexual is dodgy. Let's see some reliable sources on that (not published hearsay from the 1990s btw), also some documentation that any coaching Dean gave Mineo was related to Dean's sexual preferences, whatever they were. Wyss 4 July 2005 10:36 (UTC)


"If I'd understood back then that a guy could be in love with another one, it would have happened. But I didn't come to that realization for a few more years and then it was too late for Jimmy and me." yea corn beef

Seems out of place with the article or could be defined. 17:19, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, long story, it's an artififact of the James Dean was bi myth. I'm not even too sure about the provenance of this quote. I'm going to remove it and see what happens. Wyss 17:25, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

There are numerous reliable first-hand sources regarding Dean's bisexuality. Just one recent article by Germaine Greer is a good place to start: [1]

There needs to be a section on Personal Life that addresses Sal Mineo's bisexuality. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:51, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Overdoing the "Gay" Business[edit]

Why does this article have so muany comments on "gay"ness. It verges on the sickening. 16:40, 15 June 2007 (UTC)Lestrade

Because Sal Mineo was an obviously gay man. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:52, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

OVERDOING the "Gay" Business?? It now appears it's been UNDERDONE to the point that there is NO reference at all to the fact that Sal was gay. His own official web site makes the point that he was probably the first well-known Hollywood personality to come out. RogerInPDX (talk) 23:05, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Sal Mineo was gay, not bisexual. ( (talk) 18:52, 14 October 2009 (UTC))

By his own account, he was bisexual, although there is little doubt that in his last years his sexuality was directed almost entirely toward men. - Jmabel | Talk 04:24, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
But, as RogerInPDX pointed out in October 2008, there is nothing at all in the article proper about his own personal sexuality. There are references to gay themes, but involvement in gay-themed art does not make one gay. He's in LGBT categories, but there's nothing in the article that explicitly supports such categorisation. He came out, so we also have to come right out and say it - he was a homosexual. -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 11:28, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
And now I've said it in the article, with citation. -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 21:12, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

If anyone is interested in expanding the article...[edit]

If anyone is interested in expanding the article and/or improving the citations, Jeffers' biography of Mineo is informative, and a quick read, though it's not a great piece of writing. - Jmabel | Talk 04:26, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Suspicious paragraph[edit]

"It has been said thatMineo's body is in a state of suspended animation because his death was so fast, his body still rolls half way if he is trying to get up. And he slurrs out "I'm Okay" and will forever due to the fact that he is in a refrigerated glass room. To those who have seen it, they said it was the most terrifying thing they had ever seen."

Sure - someone is having some fun here.

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky aka znmeb (talk) 05:40, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Obvious vandalism. Sal is buried in New York.[2]--Yankees76 Talk 13:31, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

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Tonka speak with forked tongue[edit]

We seem to be using his Tonka role to say two completely contradictory things:

  • firstly, as an example of his being "typecast as a troubled teen",
  • then later as an example of how he "made an effort to break out of being typecast".

It can't reasonably be both. Which is it to be? -- Jack of Oz [Talk] 04:33, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Music Career[edit]

In his appearance on What's My Line? he makes reference to being a drummer and singer as a hobby, but it appears that he was quite successful. This site explains that he had a couple Top 40 hits, and albums he recorded sold over a million copies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:27, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

That picture[edit]

Hello--Mineo is remembered today primarily because, in his heyday, he was beautiful. There is a plethora of pictures in google images and bing images that testify to this--pictures from the era of Rebel Without a Cause or the Gene Krupa Story. And instead of any of those, you have that picture of him towards the end of his life? Really? That's the best you can do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:43, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Sal was bisexual[edit]

Sal Mineo was bisexual. People cannot change their sexual orientation. Even if Sal preferred to have sex with men exclusively at some point, that does not make him gay. For confirmation that Sal was bisexual [his self-proclaimed orientation] please refer to Sal's 1972 interview with Boze Hadleigh. James Dean's bisexuality is not a myth or legend. All of the men who could attest to that fact have passed on. The available wikipedia entry about Sal appears to have been written by an individual who does not understand human sexuality. "Coming out" is not only for gays. (talk) 11:25, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

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Assailant's knowledge of Mineo's identity[edit]

Williams claimed to have no idea who Mineo was

  • Question: So what, either way? Are we saying that actors are a protected species that nobody would ever murder, while other people are fair game? What is the point of this piece of text? Murder is murder. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 23:45, 21 July 2016 (UTC)