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Telly Savalas

1922 - 1994

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Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American actor. Noted for his bald head and deep, resonant voice, he is perhaps best known for portraying Lt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Telly Savalas has received more than 6,930,006 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 44 in 2019). Telly Savalas is the 339th most popular actor (down from 312th in 2019), the 626th most popular biography from United States (down from 600th in 2019) and the 174th most popular American Actor.

Telly Savalas is most famous for his role as Kojak in the 1970s television series of the same name.

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  • 43

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  • 4.69

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  • 4.13

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Among actors, Telly Savalas ranks 339 out of 9,996Before him are Charles Dance, Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger, Ron Perlman, Errol Flynn, and Jeff Goldblum. After him are Robert Wagner, Petr Shelokhonov, Raquel Welch, Talia Shire, Donald Pleasence, and Dan Aykroyd.

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Among people born in 1922, Telly Savalas ranks 31Before him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Otto Carius, Vittorio Gassman, Doris Day, Alain Resnais, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. After him are Philip Larkin, Renata Tebaldi, Stanley Cohen, Nándor Hidegkuti, Jacques Piccard, and Arthur Ashkin. Among people deceased in 1994, Telly Savalas ranks 27Before him are Mas Oyama, Guy Debord, George Peppard, Dorothy Hodgkin, Henry Mancini, and Jan Tinbergen. After him are Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Robert Doisneau, Vladimir Ivashko, Gian Maria Volonté, Domenico Modugno, and Witold Lutosławski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Telly Savalas ranks 626 out of 18,182Before him are Gloria Gaynor (1947), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Ted Kennedy (1932), Jeff Goldblum (1952), and Donna Summer (1948). After him are Jonas Salk (1914), Robert Wagner (1930), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Raquel Welch (1940), Talia Shire (1946), and Jimmy Hoffa (1913).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Telly Savalas ranks 174Before him are Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), Burt Reynolds (1936), Rod Steiger (1925), Ron Perlman (1950), and Jeff Goldblum (1952). After him are Robert Wagner (1930), Raquel Welch (1940), Talia Shire (1946), John Cazale (1935), Carrie Fisher (1956), and Sally Field (1946).

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