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.

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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
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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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on Nov 22, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood

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:

The Girls: [singing] I like to be in America, OK by me in America, everything free in America...
Bernardo: [singing] For a small fee in America!


Dr. Dean Kahanna: All right Sloane, I know how you feel.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [sobs drunkenly] Feel? That's just it, I don't feel. Anything. Paul must of loved me and I felt was a blank. I don't know how to love.


Riff: Now move in and shake hands.
Bernardo: For what?
Riff: Well, that's the way it's done, buddy boy.
Bernardo: More gracious living. Everyone of you hates everyone of us, and we *hate* you right back.


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George Chakiris Facts
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.

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

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