Telly Savalas

Movie Actor

Telly Savalas was born in Garden City, New York, United States on January 21st, 1922 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 72, Telly Savalas biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1922
United States
Place of Birth
Garden City, New York, United States
Death Date
Jan 22, 1994 (age 72)
Zodiac Sign
$5 Million
Actor, Character Actor, Director, Film Actor, Poker Player, Radio Personality, Screenwriter, Singer, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Television Director, Writer
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Katherine Nicolaides, ​ ​(m. 1948; div. 1957)​, Marilyn Gardner, ​ ​(m. 1960; div. 1974)​, Julie Hovland, ​ ​(m. 1984)​
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Telly Savalas Career

Early career

He spent time at the US State Department as the host of the Your Voice of America collection, before heading to ABC News. "The Coffeehouse" radio show hosted in New York City in 1950 by Savalas.

Savalas began as an executive director and then as the senior director of ABC's news special events. Howard Cosell began as an executive producer for the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports, where he gave Howard Cosell his first film appearance. Savalas supervised Scott Vincent and Howard Cosell in Report to New York, WABC-TV's first regularly scheduled news show in fall 1959, before his acting career began.

Savalas did not consider acting as a profession until asked if he should recommend an actor with a European accent. He did, but Savalas himself covered for his friend and ended up being cast on "And Bring Home a Baby," an episode of Armstrong Circle Theatre in January 1958. In 1959 and 1960, he appeared on two more episodes of the series, one with a young Sydney Pollack. He appeared in a version of The Iceman Cometh.

Savalas quickly became known as a guest star on television shows, appearing in Showcase, Diagnosis: Unknown, Dow Hours (an extension of The Cat and the Canary), Naked City (alongside Claude Rains), The Witness (playing Lucky Luciano in one episode and Al Capone in another), The United States Steel Hour, and The Aquanauts. He appeared on the short-lived NBC series Acapulco (1961), with Ralph Taeger and James Coburn.

Savalas made his film debut in Mad Dog Coll (1961) as a cop. Burt Lancaster, who arranged for Savalas to be cast in John Frankenheimer's directed The Young Savages (also 1961 and again playing a cop), was impressed by his performance. Pollack appeared on the film as an acting coach.

Savalas returned to Lancaster and Frankenheimer for Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), where he was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in one of his most popular performances. He appeared in Cape Fear as a private detective (directed by J. Lee Thompson, whom Savalas will work with in future films), and The Interns, reprising his role in The New Interns (1964).

Savalas has appeared in a number of television series over the decade, including The New Breed, The Detectives, Ben Casey, The Twilight Zone (the episode "Life Doll"), The Fugitive (1963 TV series), and Arrest and Trial among others.

Later career

In the 1977 independent thriller Beyond Reason, Savalas wrote, directed, and starred. Nevertheless, the film was not released in theaters; it was exclusive to home media in 1985. Savalas appeared in a number of film and television guest appearances during the 1980s, including Escape to Athena (1979) and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1982), as well as Cannonball Run II (1984) and The Equalizer (1989): the latter series was produced by James McAdams (1984).

Savalas was the lead actor in the television series Hellinger's Law (1981), which was originally intended as a pilot for a series but never materialized.

He appeared in three episodes of The Commish in 1992 (his son-in-law was one of the developers). This was Savalas' last television appearance. Mind Twister (1993) and the posthumous release Backfire were two more feature films before his death. (1995): a child of adolescent.

Other career achievements

Savalas, a singer, had some success on the charts. Snuff Garrett's spoken word version of Bread's "If" reached No. 1. In March 1975, 1 in both the United Kingdom and Ireland existed, but only No. In Switzerland, 88 years old in Canada, and his interpretation of Don Williams' "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend" dominated the charts in February 1981. He collaborated with composer and producer John Cacavas on several albums, including Telly (1974) (which reached No. 1) (which peaked at No. 5)). The Baby (1976), 49 years old in Australia (Waying), and Who Loves Ya, Baby (1976).

Savalas narrated three UK travelogues, including Telly Savalas Looks at Aberdeen, Telly Savalas Looks at Aberdeen, and Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham in the late 1970s. They were created by Harold Baim and were first examples of quota quickies, which were then part of a law that cinemas in the United Kingdom had to show a certain number of British produced films. Savalas appeared in commercials for the Players' Club Gold Card in the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1982, he, alongside Bob Hope and Linda Evans, appeared in the "world premiere" television commercial introducing Diet Coke to Americans. Return to the Titanic Live, a two-hour television special broadcast from Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, aired on October 28, 1987. He also produced the 1989 film UFOs and Channeling.

In 1983, he was named on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On its list of the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time in 1999, TV Guide ranked him 18th on its 50 Most Popular TV Stars of All Time list.


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