About Alexander Salkind
The second of three generations of successful international film producers, Alexander Salkind is best known for the 1978 film Superman starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. His production of The Three Musketeers (1973) led the Screen Actors Guild to issue what became known as the "Salkind Clause", which guaranteed that an actor was only expected to make one film when a contract was signed.
He was born onJune 2, 1921 in Freistadt Danzig. His family moved to France where his father, Michael Salkind 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.
His son, Ilya Salkind (b.1947), is also a film producer.
Salkind died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1997 and was buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux in the Parisian suburb of Montrouge.