Telly Savalas nacque a Garden City, nello stato di New York, il 21 gennaio del 1922, secondogenito di Nikolaos "Nick" Savalas, un immigrato greco originario della Laconia (nel Peloponneso), proprietario di un piccolo ristorante, e di Christina Kapsalis, un'artista statunitense, figlia a sua volta di immigrati greci originari di Sparta (nel Peloponneso). [In 1981]: It was in 1959 I got my first role. Detective Kojak was known for enjoying lollipops and his tagline, "Who loves ya, baby?" [In 1976]: I'm just a kid from New York who looks like everybody else. The second of five children, Telly Savalas was born Aristotelis Savalas on January 21, 1922, in Garden City, New York, to Greek-American parents Christina (née Kapsalis; 1904 –1988), a New York City artist who was a native of Sparta, and Nick Savalas [Tsavalas] (1904 – 1948), a Greek restaurant owner. Apparently he recorded them all during one visit to the UK to promote his Kojak show. Telly Savalas was an American actor best known for his role as a tough, New York City detective in the 1970s television series, Kojak. Three of his six children followed in their father's footsteps into acting. [When he was battling prostate cancer]: The challenge is to live long enough to raise my children. Kojak Einsatz in Manhattan (Originaltitel Kojak) ist eine erfolgreiche US-amerikanische Fernsehserie, von der in den Jahren 1973 bis 1978 insgesamt 118 Folgen zu je 48 Minuten entstanden. Several of his characters have a Greek personality. I'm a proud Greek. He packs his five kids in the back of a van and goes to New York and begins selling cakes. Interred at the George Washington Section of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, USA. Then co-star in war movies Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), with Lee Marvin, Telly played the role of a religious fanatic convict, who is elected by Lee Marvin for a suicidal mission., and Kelly's Heroes (1970), with Clint Eastwood and directed by Brian G. Hutton. The Young Savages (1961); Birdman of Alcatraz (1962); Cape Fear (1962); The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) He later studied psychology at Columbia University under the GI Bill.Iconically bald, he often played character roles, sometimes as sadists or psychotics. It's all crap-just a language for unemployed actors to amuse themselves with! Entdecken Sie Veröffentlichungen von Telly Savalas auf Discogs. In Chicago, Telly often met with Illinois State Senators Steven G. Nash and Samuel Maragos, also Greeks, as well as Greek millionaire Simeon Frangos, who owned the famous Athens North nightclub and the Flying Carpet Hotel near O'Hare Airport. [Who had been offered a series wasn't getting used to all the police shows on TV that have been aired at the time]: Television doesn't need another cop show, that's for sure. | | I'm a romantic realist. Görög származású családból származik ,nagyszülei Spártán éltek. Szülei Christina és Nick Savalas . The one trauma Telly had as a… In dem Film Der Gefangene von Alcatraz agierte er 1962 an der Seite Burt Lancasters so überzeugend, dass man ihn für den Oscar der besten Nebenrolle nominierte. Proof that diamonds are a girl's best friend, would be displayed only in the most select museums in the world. As a philanthropist and philhellene, Savalas supported many Hellenic causes and made friends in major cities around the world. His mother, Christina, was a world recognized contemporary of. He quit smoking in 1984, having been a chain smoker for more than forty years. Telly Savalas first appeared as Police Detective Lt. Theo Kojak in the spring 1973 TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders. He also starred in TV movie productions Mongo's Back in Town (1972), She Cried Murder (1973), Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980), Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987), The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988), The Hollywood Detective (1989). A basically honest character, tough but with feelings: the kind of guy who might kick a hooker in the tail if he had to, but they'd understand each other because maybe they grew up on the same kind of block. Early in his career he played mainly brutish criminals until he changed his image completely in the 1970s, when he was cast as a homicide detective in the acclaimed TV-movie. He is best known from playing the character Kojak in a television series and many television movies. - IMDb Mini Biography By: I came from a tough neighborhood. Until his mother's death in 1988, she lived in a suite a few floors above his own at the Sheraton-Universal, with the actor paying all the expenses. Originated the phrase, "Who Loves Ya, Baby? Would always refuse to talk about his service during World War II. Telly Savalas passed away on January 22, 1994, one day after his 72nd birthday, which he celebrated with his family, friends and colleagues at the Universal Sheraton Inn in Universal City, California. His mother, Christina Kapsalis (a native of Anogia, three miles from Sparta), met her future husband, Nicholas Savalas, who had emigrated from the village of Gerakas as a youth, in the United States. Seven TV movies were made in the series Kojak: Kojak: The Belarus File (1985), Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987), Kojak: Ariana (1989), Kojak: Fatal Flaw (1991), Kojak: Flowers for Matty (1990), Kojak: It's Always Something (1990) and Kojak: None So Blind (1990). [In 1975]: Kojak is no supercop. He was scheduled to star in early 1976 in the move "Nick the Greek", as famed poker player Nick Dandolos. That's basically true whether I'm portraying a cop or a candlestick maker. : Cronaca criminale del Far West (1972), Horror Express (1972) with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Senza ragione (1973). I was to play the Greek judge who decides to give a Greek boy to a visiting American journalist. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Telly Savalas at the Discogs Marketplace. I took my mother to the premiere of The Dirty Dozen and she said, 'It's disgraceful!' When Savalas was hospitalized at Huntington Memorial Hospital for bladder cancer, it had already spread to his hip bones and pancreas. Telly a második gyermek az 5 közül. The treatment of choice is a procedure called a radical cystectomy, in which a surgeon removes the bladder and nearby organs that may harbor cancer cells, such as the prostate. Telly Savalas war ein Weltstar. Telly Savalas, a pesar de su extensa filmografía, será siempre conocido como el detective “Kojack”, aquél que por la década de los 70 veíamos en la pequeña pantalla, con su actitud un tanto dura, y siempre chupando un Chupa-Chups. Telly Savalas' spouse, Julie, who was a travel agent, stayed by his side until his death. One day he dragged us out of private schools, and the next day we started peddling cakes out of the back of a truck. But this is an interesting cop, a real cop from a New York City neighborhood. In the 1970s Savalas worked in Europe with some success in movies as Città violenta (1970), with Charles Bronson, A Town Called Bastard (1971), with Jack Palance, La banda J.S. Aristotelis "TELLY" SAVALAS gave us a long series of interesting characters -- and one great one: police lieutenant Theo Kojak. Telly Savalas on the German TV show ``Disco`` prersenting his Hit ``If`` and doing a Sketch with Host Ilja Richter. I don't play that far away from myself because then I think people would say I was acting. Together, they were parents to two children, a son, Christian, and a daughter, Ariana. This gangster Freud! Was a spokesperson for the Ford Motor Company in the early 1980s. Frequently plays dangerous, tough characters. Conegut per la seva calvície intencionada i per les seves típiques piruletes del seu personatge Kojak, un dur i galant tinent de policia de Nova York. ", for, Had attended an audition for the CBS anthology series. Early on he was a civil servant in the American State Dept in which he did radio broadcasts telling people about their country. Left index finger was shorter than his other fingers ending right after the beginning of its second phalanx. Telly Savalas - Aristotelis Savalas - actor, scenarist, regizor s-a născut la 21.01.1922, cunoscut(ă) pentru Horror Express. [In 1973]: The second show I did on TV, I was the lead. Hij kreeg voor zijn rol als Kojak een Emmy Award. Before he was a successful actor, he had many odd jobs, from newspaper vendor to lifeguard. For his role, he shaved his head. Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Garden City, New York, 1922. január 21. In 1973 CBS hired him to play the role of a Lieutenant, member of the police detective in New York, in production for CBS television: The Marcus-Nelson Murders. My approach to Kojak in any situation would be my own approach. ', [In 1987]: I made 60 movies before 'Kojak' with some of the biggest names in the business, and people would still say, 'There goes what's-his-name.'. Alle Infos zu Telly Savalas, bekannt aus James Bond 007 - Im Geheimdienst Ihrer Majestät und Das dreckige Dutzend: Telly Savalas wurde als Sohn griechischer Einanderer geboren. [When he became a popular nightclub singer]: I had the No. Ironically, he played a pilot in, Has the distinction of playing two Alcatraz prison inmates; Feto Gomez in, Was the first choice for the role of Harry Orwell in the TV series. He became famous in the 1970s when his role as Det. He was then personified as the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, in the James Bond saga, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Telly Savalas full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Januar 1994 im Sheraton-Universal Hotel in Universal Citiy. Trailer. Telly Savalas (născut Aristotelis Savalas la 21 ianuarie 1922 – d. 22 ianuarie 1994) a fost un actor american de film și TV.. În România a fost cunoscut pentru rolul principal jucat în serialul polițist Kojak, difuzat de Televiziunea Română prin anii '70-'80.. Filmografie. [Of his late father, Nick Savalas]: One day he was a millionaire. I used to be a 'Dirty Greek,' But my father used to say to me, 'When you grow up and realize what your heritage means, then they'll need a permit to speak to you.' Vorausgegangen war der Serie der 137-minütige Pilotfilm Der Mordfall Marcus-Nelson. Telly Savalas (21. ledna 1922 Garden City, stát New York, USA – 22. ledna 1994 Los Angeles, USA) byl americký novinář, zpěvák, herec, režisér a producent řeckého původu. At least nine actors named him as their favorite actor: He had performed a voice over for a 70s nature series on Yosemite National Park. I to close the generation gap. Hij kreeg een Academy Award nominatie voor Beste bijrol voor zijn rol Feto Gomez in film Birdman of Alcatraz, met Burt Lancaster uit 1962. Leghíresebb szerepét az 1970-es években vetített Kojak című televíziós sorozatban játszotta a címszereplő felügyelőként. 1 record in England, knocking Mick Jagger off the top of the pops. How I would react and respond? Testvérei: Teddy, Gus ,George és … Julie and Telly Savalas' children pursued careers in entertainment, like their father. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: This page was last changed on 5 January 2021, at 21:24. Ray Hamel, Other Works CBS turned the film into a regular series in the fall of 1973. [In 1974]: Kojak is the kind of guy who couldn't arrest a hooker, he'd send her home. XX wieku. Telly Savalas was an American actor best known for his role as a tough, New York City detective in the 1970s television series, Kojak. Met his last wife, Julie Hovland, on the set of. I asked her how she liked my role and she said, 'You were ridiculous! Was involved in a serious car accident in Virginia during his hitch in the army. Of Greek descent on both sides, the son of immigrants, Savalas was a soldier during World War II, although most of his enlistment records were destroyed in a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973. Nominowany do nagrody Oscara za drugoplanową rolę w filmie Ptasznik z Alcatraz (1962; reż. His paternal grandfather, Kostas the Painter, lived to age 100 and became one of the area's most famous artists. Weltweit berühmt wird er als Hauptdarsteller der Krimiserie "Einsatz in Manhattan": Telly Savalas spielt von 1973 bis 1978 in 118 Folgen den Polizeileutnant Theo Kojak. His mother, Christina Savalas, died in 1988, at age 84. Telly Savalas Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Telly Savalas photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! Daughter Ariana sings and tours with Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox. Das Grab: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCalifornia, USAPlot: Court of Liberty, Lot 1281 As a singer, Savalas had some chart success. Before he was a successful actor, he hosted a popular radio program, "Telly's Coffeehouse," in the early 1950s. [on being a spelling winner]: I'm thrilled that's what I called 'the greatest frustration of my life,' will finally be righted. Seine berühmteste Rolle spielte der glatzköpfige Schauspieler Telly Savals als Lieutenant Theo Kojak der New Yorker Polizei in der Fernsehserie Kojak (Einsatz in Manhattan) zwischen 1973 und 1978. He was right. I made $900 and I was having fun saying some other guy's words. Telly Savalas starb am des 22. Before he was a successful actor, early in his career, he directed stage plays at a theater in Connecticut. At the height of his popularity he was merchandised with a line of casual menswear, "Telly Savalas Originals". Loved gambling and was a very successful gambler, winning many Vegas poker tournaments and losing few. Before he was a successful actor, in the United States Army during World War II, Savalas was working for the US State Department as host of the show, 'Your Voice of America.'. One day a theatrical agent offered him the part of a European judge in a television play and the next day was offered the lead in a play for NBC. Aristoteles "Telly" Savalas 1922. január 21-én született Garden City-ben New York államban. His mother, Christina Kapsalis Savalas, was a New York City artist, and his father, Nick Savalas, a hard worker, first worked odd jobs, then as a businessman in cigarettes, restaurant supplies and general contracting before becoming a restaurateur, owning a chain of Greek restaurants. I knew I would become a star, just as I know some day the bubble will burst. Was a spokesperson for the Players' Club Gold Card from 1981 to 1990. Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide 5 times. Did the narration on several tourist information films on British Cities during the 1970s. His spoken word version of Bread's "If" produced by Snuff Garrett was #1 in Europe for 10 weeks in 1975 and his sung version of. 1:05. But Savalas rejected that option. Official Sites. It was a small role and paid only $200, but I haven't stopped since. Early in his career, he played different characters like the detective in Cape Fear (1962), with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, and the role of Feto Gomez in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), he would win the Academy Award as supporting actor. Purchased a house in the Southern California desert community of Palm Desert because he enjoyed playing golf so much. [Who didn't need to worry so much about the Titanic show, when he agreed to host it]: I didn't need any assurance that there would be anything in the safe. Most of his enlistment records were destroyed in a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973. [After he graduated from college who then became disenchanted]: This bastard! [In 1977]: It will be a sad day when I begin thinking of all this as work. Kaufen Sie Platten, CDs und mehr von Telly Savalas auf dem Discogs-Marktplatz. Also owned a stone ranch house in Rancho Mirage, California and a luxurious four-bedroom apartment in London, England. One set of grandparents originated from Ierakas, Greece, in the Peloponnese. He was also a strong contributor to his Greek Orthodox roots through the Saint Sophia and Saint Nicholas cathedrals in Los Angeles, and was the sponsor of bringing electricity in the '70s to his ancestral home, Yeraka, Greece. He was born on January 21, 1922 in Garden City, New York as a son of Greek immigrants, Savalas and his brother Gus sold newspapers and … He had four brothers and a sister. [When reflected the times he had with his father]: Our happiest times were at the bottom of the ladder. Savalas qualified for the 1992 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he finished among the top 25 players in the tournament. He starred in 56 films, in 21 of them he was cast as a villain. – Universal City, Kalifornia, 1994. január 22.) I enjoy every minute of it. and the movie by Mario Bava, Lisa e il diavolo (1974). [on his popularity while playing the fifty-something Lt. Theo Kojak on Kojak]: There's no question that experience is more important and rewarding to someone who is an actor. Mezi jeho nejznámější role patří Theo Kojak z amerického televizního seriálu Kojak z roku 1973. He operates on instinct and decency, but if you give him any lip he'll throw you out a window. görög származású, Oscar-díjra jelölt és Emmy-díjas amerikai színész, énekes. Had a fear of flying. The next day, with the Depression, not a penny in his pocket. Graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York, in 1940. His father, Nick Savalas, died in 1948. John Frankenheimer Savalas and his brother Gus sold newspapers and … Telly Savalas's nieces and nephews: Telly Savalas's nephew is Nicholas Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Leonidas Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Constantine Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Gregory Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Matthew Savalas Telly Savalas's niece is Militza Savalas Theo Kojak in the TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) was expanded into the gritty Kojak (1973) TV series (1973-78). Telly Savalas muere el 22 de enero de … He was born in Garden City, New York; his parents were Greek Americans. Biografie Telly Savalas: Pe numele sau real Aristotelis Savalas s-a nascut pe 21.01.1922 la Garden City (New York) fiind al He didn't appear in his first film until he was 37. Before the Depression era of 1929, his father was a millionaire. [In 1989]: Now, I let someone else do all the running. That's what I call a Greek. The fact that these guys went down 2 1/2 miles and came up with anything was an achievement in itself. I'm just a neighborhood kid. He was born on January 21, 1922 in Garden City, New York as a son of Greek immigrants, Savalas and his brother Gus sold newspapers and … [When he was visiting in New York City]: I'm hoping that you're not caught in the layoffs. Survived by 5 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister and his wife. Telly Savalas (January 21, 1924 – January 22, 1994) was an American actor.He is best … He wasn't the first choice to audition for, At first, Telly was an executive director and then senior director of the news special events at ABC, Savalas then became an executive producer for the "Gillette Cavalcade of Sports," where he gave, Before he was a successful actor, he worked at the Garden City Theatre Center where he met and fell in love with. Their father owned a Greek restaurant.
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