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Saldana in 1981
|Died||June 6, 2016 (aged 61)|
She is known for her role as Rachel Scali, the wife of Police Commissioner Tony Scali, in the 1990s television series The Commish, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in 1994.
Activism and attack
She was also known for raising public awareness of the crime of stalking, after surviving a murder attempt by an obsessed fan in 1982. The fan approached Saldana in front of her West Hollywood residence in broad daylight and stabbed her in the torso 10 times with a 5½-inch (14 cm) knife, nearly killing her.
- "A Rising Star Lives to Shine Again After a Near Fatal Knifing". People. 8 November 1982. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20083510,00.html. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
- "Theresa Saldana Biography (1954–)". filmreference.com.
- USAToday.com Raging Bull actress Theresa Saldana dies. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
- Cavassuto, Maria (June 7, 2016). "Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and The Commish Star, Dies at 61". Variety. https://variety.com/2016/film/news/theresa-saldana-dead-dies-raging-bull-the-commish-1201790703/. Retrieved June 7, 2016.