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Biography

Telly Savalas, 1973

Source: Wikipedia

Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλλυ" Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Perhaps 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).

Fact file

  • Born: Aristotelis Savalas January 21, 1922 Garden City, New York, U.S.
  • Died: January 22, 1994 (aged 72) Universal City, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles
  • Alma mater: Columbia University
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1950–1994
  • Religion: Greek Orthodox
  • Spouse(s): Katherine Nicolaides (1948–57, divorced) Marilyn Gardner (1960–74; divorced) Julie Hovland (1984–94; his death)
  • Partner(s): Sally Adams (1969–77)
  • Children: 6

Read more about Telly Savalas at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Who Loves You Baby?, with Tom DiMenna as Telly Savalas, Will Premiere Aug. 12
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Who Loves You Baby?, a one-man show starring Tom DiMenna, will make its New York premiere at the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), beginning Aug. 12 at The Bowery Poetry Club.

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