Alexander Salkind

Alexander Salkind
Born (1921-06-02)2 June 1921
Freistadt Danzig
Died 8 March 1997(1997-03-08) (aged 75)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Berta Domínguez
(m. 1946–97; his death)
Children Ilya Salkind

Alexander Salkind (2 June 1921 – 8 March 1997) was the second of three generations of successful international film producers.[1][2]

Life and career

Salkind was born in Freistadt Danzig, to Russian-born parents Maria and Mikhail Salkind (later Miguel Salkind).[3][4] His family moved to France, where his father worked as a film producer. Following in his father's footsteps, he produced French films & others in Europe and Hollywood: Austerlitz directed by Abel Gance and Le Procès (The Trial) directed by Orson Welles and 1978's Superman starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. Salkind's double production, The Three Musketeers (1973), closely followed by The Four Musketeers (1974), led the Screen Actors Guild to issue what became known as the "Salkind Clause", which is intended to guarantee that an acting contract for one film cannot be extended into two films without the consent of the actor.[5] In 1985, DC Comics named Salkind as one of the honorees in the company's 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great for his work on the Superman film franchise.[6]

Alexander Salkind died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1997 and was buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux in the Parisian suburb of Montrouge.[7][8][9]

Salkind's son, Ilya Salkind (b. 1947), is also a film producer.



  1. "They Hope This 'Superboy' Flies". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  2. "Salkind The Third Generation of a Filmmaking Family Comes To Florida in Ilya Salkind, A True Man of Steel in the Industry.". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  5. Russo, Tom (April 9, 2004). "Franchise This". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  6. Marx, Barry, Cavalieri, Joey and Hill, Thomas (w), Petruccio, Steven (a), Marx, Barry (ed). "Alexander Salkind The Promise Delivered" Fifty Who Made DC Great: 43 (1985), DC Comics
  7. "Alexander Salkind, 75; Produced 'Superman' Trio". The New York Times. March 20, 1997. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  8. Sloman, Tony (March 25, 1997). "Obituary: Alexander Salkind". Independent. London. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  9. Oliver, Myrna (March 18, 1997). "Alexander Salkind; 'Superman' Producer". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 9, 2010.

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