Mineo's career included involvement with opera. Sexuality
In the late 1960s Mineo became one of the first major actors in Hollywood to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality. Williams was not arrested until after the murder of Helm.
Salvatore "Sal" Mineo Jr. (January 10 1939 – February 12 1976) was an American film and theatre actor best known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause. He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.