Alexander Salkind Biography (c. 1921-1997)

Born in 1921 in Danzig (now Gdansk), Poland; died March 8, 1997, in Neuilly,France. Producer. Salkind followed family tradition by becoming a film producer. His father was an independent producer who worked with Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, and his son, Ilya, continues in the business. Salkind and hisson co-produced the Superman trilogy of movies (starring Christopher Reeve)but later ended up on opposite sides of a legal battle after making Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, a 1992 movie which saw disappointing box-office receipts. As a young man, Salkind traveled to Cuba and Mexico with his fatherto make movies. His first producing credit was for a 1945 Buster Keaton comedy. His other early producing credits include Austerlitz (1960), The Trial (1963), The Light at the Edge of the World (1971), Kill! Kill! Kill! (1972), andBluebeard (1972). He teamed up with his son for the hits The Three Musketeers (1973, starring Oliver Reed and Richard Chamberlain), The Four Musketeers (1975), and, beginning in 1978, the popular Superman trilogy.

Birth Details
c. 1921
Danzig, Poland
Death Details
March 8, 1997
Neuilly, France

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