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Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas
  • Career: Actor Director
  • Top celebrities: 4270
  • BirthDate: 1922, 21 of January , Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
  • Spouse: Julie Hovland (22 December 1984 - 22 January 1994) (his death) 2 children, Marilyn Gardner (21 July 1960 - 19 October 1974) (divorced) 2 children, Katherine Nicolaides (1948 - 1957) (divorced) 1 child
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Facts of life

    Telly savalas was born on January 21, 1922 in garden city, New York. He died on January 22, 1994 in universal city, California. The cause of his death was prostate cancer. Telly was a singer and an actor. His career began four decades ago.  He was popular for the role he played in kojak. He also received credits for movies such as the dirty dozen, the greatest story ever told,James bond, pretty maids all in a row, battle of the bulge, the scalp hunters, the young savages, escape to Athena and inside out. He was married three times. From 1948 to 1957, he was married to Katherine nicolaides. He was married to Marilyn Gardner from 1960 to 1974. His third marriage was from 1984 till he died in 1994 to Julie Hovland.  Telly was the second in a family of five children.He was the son of Christian and nick savalas who were both Greek.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 1963 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role for:Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1975 for "Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for:"Kojak" (1973). (CBS). For episode "I Want to Report a Dream..."."
    Won Emmy - 1974 for "Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for:"Kojak" (1973). (CBS)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1973 for "Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for:"Kojak" (1973). (CBS). For episode "The Marcus-Nelson Murders (#1.0)"."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1978 for "Best TV Actor - Drama for:"Kojak" (1973)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1977 for "Best TV Actor - Drama for:"Kojak" (1973)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1976 for "Best TV Actor - Drama for:"Kojak" (1973). Tied with Robert Blake for "Baretta" (1975)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1975 for "Best TV Actor - Drama for:"Kojak" (1973)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1966 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Battle of the Bulge (1965)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1963 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)."
    3rd place Golden Laurel - 1968 for "Male Supporting Performance for:The Scalphunters (1968)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1963 for "Top New Male Personality 10th place."
    Won People's Choice Award - 1976 for "Favorite Male TV Performer"
    Won People's Choice Award - 1975 for "Favorite Male TV Performer Tied with Alan Alda."
    Won TP de Oro - 1976 for "Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) for:"Kojak" (1973)."
    Nominated TV Land Award - 2005 for "Favorite Private Eye for:"Kojak" (1973)."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1983 for "Motion Picture On 26 October 1983. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - ???? for "Motion Picture At 6801 Hollywood Blvd."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 872
  • Films with Telly Savalas: Backfire! - 1995
    Mind Twister - 1994
    The Commish - 1992-1993
    Ein Schloß am Wörthersee - 1991-1993
    Kojak: Fatal Flaw - 1991
    Rose Against the Odds - 1991
    Kojak: None So Blind - 1990
    Kojak: It's Always Something - 1990
    Kojak: Flowers for Matty - 1990
    The Hollywood Detective - 1989
    Kojak: Ariana - 1989
    The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission - 1988
    J.J. Starbuck - 1987
    Faceless - 1987
    The Equalizer - 1987
    Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission - 1987
    Kojak: The Price of Justice - 1987
    GoBots: War of the Rock Lords - 1986
    Alice in Wonderland - 1985
    George Burns Comedy Week - 1985
    Kojak: The Belarus File - 1985
    The Love Boat - 1985
    The Cartier Affair - 1984
    Cannonball Run II - 1984
    Fake-Out - 1982
    American Playhouse - 1982
    Tales of the Unexpected - 1981
    Hellinger's Law - 1981
    Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story - 1980
    Border Cop - 1980
    The French Atlantic Affair - 1979
    The Muppet Movie - 1979
    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure - 1979
    Escape to Athena - 1979
    Kojak - 1973-1978
    Capricorn One - 1977
    Beyond Reason - 1977
    Killer Force - 1976
    Inside Out - 1975
    Am laufenden Band - 1975
    Lisa and the Devil - 1974
    She Cried Murder - 1973
    Senza ragione - 1973
    Crime Boss - 1973
    A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die - 1972
    Horror Express - 1972
    Vendetta - 1972
    Visions... - 1972
    L'assassino... è al telefono - 1972
    Sonny and Jed - 1972
    Mongo's Back in Town - 1971
    Clay Pigeon - 1971
    A Town Called Hell - 1971
    ITV Saturday Night Theatre - 1971
    Pretty Maids All in a Row - 1971
    The Red Skelton Hour - 1970
    The Family - 1970
    Kelly's Heroes - 1970
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1969
    Land Raiders - 1969
    Sophie's Place - 1969
    Mackenna's Gold - 1969
    The Assassination Bureau - 1969
    Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell - 1968
    The Scalphunters - 1968
    Sol Madrid - 1968
    Cimarron Strip - 1967
    Garrison's Gorillas - 1967
    Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI - 1967
    The Dirty Dozen - 1967
    Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre - 1967
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - 1967
    The F.B.I. - 1967
    Combat! - 1964-1967
    Beau Geste - 1966
    The Fugitive - 1964-1966
    The Virginian - 1966
    The Slender Thread - 1965
    Battle of the Bulge - 1965
    Run for Your Life - 1965
    Bonanza - 1965
    Genghis Khan - 1965
    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! - 1965
    Burke's Law - 1963-1965
    The Greatest Story Ever Told - 1965
    The Rogues - 1964
    The New Interns - 1964
    Kraft Suspense Theatre - 1964
    Breaking Point - 1964
    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - 1964
    Arrest and Trial - 1964
    Channing - 1964
    Fanfare for a Death Scene - 1964
    Twilight Zone - 1963
    77 Sunset Strip - 1963
    Johnny Cool - 1963
    Grindl - 1963
    Love Is a Ball - 1963
    The Man from the Diners' Club - 1963
    Empire - 1963
    The Dakotas - 1963
    The Eleventh Hour - 1963
    The Untouchables - 1960-1963
    Alcoa Premiere - 1962
    The Interns - 1962
    Birdman of Alcatraz - 1962
    Cape Fear - 1962
    Cain's Hundred - 1961-1962
    Ben Casey - 1961
    The Detectives - 1961
    The Dick Powell Theatre - 1961
    King of Diamonds - 1961
    The New Breed - 1961
    The Young Savages - 1961
    Mad Dog Coll - 1961
    Acapulco - 1961
    The Aquanauts - 1961
    Macbeth - 1961
    The Sin of Jesus - 1961
    The United States Steel Hour - 1960
    Naked City - 1960
    The Witness - 1960
    Armstrong Circle Theatre - 1959-1960
    Diagnosis: Unknown - 1960
    Sunday Showcase - 1959
    The Break-Up - 2006
    Ein Schloß am Wörthersee - 1993
    The 59th Annual Academy Awards - 1987
    Telly... Who Loves Ya Baby? - 1976
    Top of the Pops - 1975
    Disco - 1975
    Kojak - 1975
    The 46th Annual Academy Awards - 1974
    Kojak - 1974-1978
    Paul Williams Still Alive - 2011
    Biography - 2000
    Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration - 1994
    The Extraordinary - 1994
    One on One with John Tesh - 1991
    Telly Savalas: The ABCs of Winning Blackjack - 1990
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 1989
    The Arsenio Hall Show - 1989
    The 38th Annual Emmy Awards - 1986
    The 37th Annual Emmy Awards - 1985
    Aspel & Company - 1985
    Einer wird gewinnen - 1984
    The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards - 1984
    Telly Savalas Looks at Portsmouth - 1981
    Telly Savalas Looks at Aberdeen - 1981
    International Pro-Celebrity Golf: Six of the Best - 1981
    Musikladen - 1980-1981
    Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham - 1981
    The 52nd Annual Academy Awards - 1980
    Alice - 1979
    The 51st Annual Academy Awards - 1979
    A Salute to American Imagination - 1978
    V.I.P.-Schaukel - 1975-1978
    CBS: On the Air - 1978
    Circus of the Stars #2 - 1977
    Battle of the Network Stars III - 1977
    The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1977
    Music My Way - 1977
    Battle of the Network Stars II - 1977
    The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra - 1977
    Battle of the Network Stars - 1976
    The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1976
    The 48th Annual Academy Awards - 1976
    Joys - 1976
    Dinah! - 1974-1976
    The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards - 1976
    The Royal Variety Performance - 1975
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - 1970-1975
    The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas - 1974
    The Carol Burnett Show - 1974
    The Dean Martin Comedy Hour - 1974
    The Merv Griffin Show - 1974
    Celebrity Bowling - 1973
    Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man - 1973
    The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour - 1973
    NFL Players Association Awards Dinner - 1973
    Cinema - 1971
    The Virginia Graham Show - 1971
    The David Frost Show - 1970
    Swiss Movement - 1969
    Above It All - 1969
    Dateline: Hollywood - 1967
    The Pat Boone Show - 1967
    Operation Dirty Dozen - 1967
    The Linkletter Show - 1963
    The 35th Annual Academy Awards - 1963
    Here's Hollywood - 1961
    Special Collector's Edition - 2010
    La imagen de tu vida - 2006
    200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons - 2003
    Total Cops - 2003
    I Love Christmas - 2001
    The 100 Greatest TV Characters - 2001
    Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin - 2000
    Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' - 2000
    The James Bond Story - 1999
    Go - 1999
    The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files - 1997
    The 66th Annual Academy Awards - 1994
    Give Me Your Answer True - 1987
    Bonds Are Forever - 1983
    Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen - 1981
    Disco - 1978
    Mondo Hollywood - 1967
    The Karate Killers - 1967
    Lionpower from MGM - 1967
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