George Chakiris Overview:

Actor, George Chakiris, was born on Sep 16, 1934 in Norwood, OH. As of December 2021, George Chakiris was 87 years old.



George Chakiris was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for West Side Story (as Bernardo) in 1961.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1961Best Supporting ActorWest Side Story (1961)BernardoWon

George Chakiris's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #207 on Nov 15, 2011.

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Audiences sat up and took notice when they saw standing near Rosemary Clooney, arms crossed as she crooned ?Love, You Didn?t Do Right By Me.? Later, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his best known role, as Bernardo in WEST SIDE STORY (1961) Earlier this year, he published his m... Read full article

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George Chakiris Quotes:

Dr. Dean Kahanna: [to Sloane] There's a war going on inside your head, it up to you who win's. If Paul had lived he would have had to battle your brother for you for the rest of your life. As for me, I wouldn't sleep well three to a bed.

Dr. Dean Kahanna: Dean. Dean!
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Hey, bad dream? You know, you've been pretty free with my name tonight. Once drunk, once in a nightmare.

Dr. Dean Kahanna: Well?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: You know why I'm here. I tried to stay away Sloane, but I couldn't. Look, I hit you and I'm sorry. It's been hurting ever since.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Does this mean you're ready to try, how did you put it, sleeping three in a bed?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I'm ready to sleep two in my bed.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [kisses her]
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [ripping Dean away from Sloane] What do you think your doing?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I'm telling Sloane I'm going to marry her.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I've about had a gut full of you Kahanna's!
Dr. Dean Kahanna: And I've had a gut full of you Howland. I'm not going to let you ruin Sloane's life. Even if you haven't got a woman of your own anymore, get out of my bed and stay out.

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George Chakiris Facts
Hit #110 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts with "Maria" in October of 1962.

Is portrayed by Glenn Quinn in Call Me Anna (1990) (TV).

George was one of the male dancers in the 1954 hit movie "White Christmas". He particularly featured in the musical number "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me" with Rosemary Clooney.

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