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, 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
Nominated Golden Globe - 1977 for "Best TV Actor - Drama
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
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
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)
Nominated TV Land Award - 2005 for "Favorite Private Eye
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:
- Telly Savalas`s Biography
Also born in January 1920-1925