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Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas, 1980
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Birth nameAristotelis Savalas
Birth dateJanuary 21, 1922
Place of birthGarden City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 22, 1994(age 72)
Death placeUniversal City, California, U.S.
Years active1959 94
SpouseKatherine Nicolaides (1948 57)(divorce)
Marilyn Gardner (1960 74)(divorce)
Julie Hovland (1984 94)(his death)

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Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas ( ; January 21, 1922 - January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). His other movie credits include The Young Savages (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Scalphunters (1968), supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), Inside Out (1975) and Escape to Athena (1979).

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