Spotlights & Shadows:
The Albert Salmi Story
By Sandra Grabman
BearManor Media ~ Dec. 24, 2009
Format ~ Paperback
Pages ~ 236
ISBN ~ 1-593-93425-4
Price ~ $21.95
Foreword by Barry Newman
You know the face. You know the credit list: Lost in Space,
Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Gunsmoke,
Bonanza, Kung Fu, The Twilight Zone
and hundreds more. . . But who was Albert Salmi?
Born of Finnish parents in the Finnish section of Brooklyn, Albert
Salmi had a childhood he would recall fondly, even though it was plagued
by the hardships of the Great Depression. In an attempt to earn money as
a teenager, he broke the law; and the very wise judge gave him a sentence
that turned his life around. Salmi set his sights for an acting career and,
thanks to the GI Bill, got the best training possible. The result was that for
forty years he appeared on the Broadway stage (Bus Stop,
etc.), national television (Alfred Hitchcock Presents,
I Spy, That Girl, Dallas, etc., etc.), and
in countless films (The Unforgiven, Caddyshack,
Sandra Grabman’s biography is a frank and loving tribute,
combined with many memories from Salmi’s family, friends, and
co-stars, and includes never-before-published memoirs from the man
himself. From humble beginnings – to a highly successful acting
career – to a tragic death that shocked the world – Albert
Salmi’s story is unlike any other you’ll ever read.
The first edition of Spotlights & Shadows was
published by BearManor Media on Feb. 15, 2004. This second edition
includes new information, as well as new photos, supplied by Albert
Salmi’s friends and relatives.
Foreword by Barry Newman, Albert Salmi's co-star on Petrocelli.
and mention Petrocelli book and DVD set.
On Aug. 4, 2010, BearManor Media released Spotlights &
Shadows: The Albert Salmi Story to the
Spotlights & Shadows: The Albert Salmi Story was
released to audiobook on Feb. 15, 2012. Read by fellow author Michael
Hoctor, the unabridged audiobook contains new information on Albert
Salmi and runs 7 hours and 58 minutes.
Tune into Sandra’s YouTube channel for
a video about
Spotlights & Shadows:
The Albert Salmi Story ~
Spotlights & Shadows: The
Albert Salmi Story, by Sandra Grabman, is available in both print
and audio formats. Read by author Michael Hoctor, the unabridged
audiobook runs 6 hours and 58 minutes.
Print edition ~
eBook edition ~