Telly Savalas Overview:

Legendary character actor, Telly Savalas, was born Aristotelis Savalas on Jan 21, 1922 in Garden City, NY. Savalas died at the age of 72 on Jan 22, 1994 in Universal City, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Savalas was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1962Best Supporting ActorBirdman of Alcatraz (1962)Feto GomezNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Telly Savalas Quotes:

Ernst Stavro Blofeld: I've taught you to love chickens, to love their flesh, their voice.


Sheriff Franciscus: I could put the next bullet between your eyes! But you're not gonna die that easy, punk!


[Blofeld wants to share his life with Tracy]
Ernst Stavro Blofeld: Now, if you're very, very nice to me. I could make you my Countess.
Tracy: But I'm already a Countess.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld: Whereas if you displease me, I can promise you a very *different* estate.


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Telly Savalas Facts
Owned a wide variety of luxury vehicles, including Cadillacs, Lincolns, Fords, Pontiacs, Mercedes and DeLoreans.

Would always refuse to talk about his service during World War II.

He used off-script phrases and mottoes in Greek during filming.

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