Spotlights & Shadows:
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, etc.).
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.
Copies of the first edition of Spotlights & Shadows – autographed by Sandra herself – are now available here.
On Aug. 4, 2010, BearManor Media released Spotlights & Shadows: The Albert Salmi Story to the Amazon Kindle.
On Feb. 21, 2012, BearManor Media released Spotlights & Shadows: The Albert Salmi Story as an audio book, read by Michael Hoctor and including new information on Albert.
Spotlights & Shadows: The Albert Salmi Story, by Sandra Grabman, is available through these on-line booksellers:
With 7 hours and 15 chapters, including new information on Albert Salmi, and read by Michael Hoctor, the audio-book may be ordered by MP3 download.