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:

Lord Bostwick: A fallen horse near Piccadilly caused a terrible congestion. How the traffic will flow when it is all motorized.


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!


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Telly Savalas Facts
Was good friends with producer/director Irwin Allen, appearing in his Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979), and Alice in Wonderland (1985) (TV).

Was the second of 5 children.

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

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