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 .
MINI BIO:Shaven-headed, strong-faced, and grinning American character star of Greek parentage. He switched from being a TV executive to an actor in the late 1950s. His slightly unbalanced features got him cast as psychopathic villains, and it was only with his great personal success as the tough detective in the TV series Kojak that he managed to break the mold. His attempts at direction on that series were very promising. Nominated for an Academy Award in Birdman of Alcatraz. Died from prostate cancer. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Savalas was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1962||Best Supporting Actor||Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)||Feto Gomez||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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James Bond: Infertility.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld: TOTAL Infertility! In plants and animals. Not just disease in a few herds, Mr. Bond. Or the loss of a single crop. But the destruction of a whole strain. Forever! Throughout an entire continent. If my demands are not met, I shall proceed with the systematic extinction of whole species of cereals and livestock all over the world!
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