George Chakiris Overview:

Actor, George Chakiris, was born on Sep 16, 1934 in Norwood, OH. As of December 2022, George Chakiris was 88 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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:

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.


[last lines]
[last spoken lines, in French, using English subtitles]
Etienne: Hurry, they're waiting.
Delphine: Solange isn't here?
Etienne: Too bad.
Delphine: But we were to meet at noon.
Bill: It's nearly half past, get in!
Delphine: Wait. Here she comes!
Etienne: No, it's Josette.
Josette: Wait for me! Take me, I want to see Paris.
Etienne: Hop in.


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.


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George Chakiris Facts
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.

He was one of the tuxedoed male dancers surrounding Marilyn Monroe for the 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' number in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953).

Often remembered as a "Latin Lover" type in Hollywood, but is actually the son of Greek immigrants.

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