Telly Savalas

1922 - 1994

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Aristotelis Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994), known professionally as Telly Savalas, was an American actor and singer whose career spanned four decades. 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 5,186,390 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Telly Savalas is the 312th most popular actor (up from 353rd in 2019), the 600th most popular biography from United States (up from 721st in 2019) and the 168th 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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  • 44

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  • 4.79

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  • 4.12

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Among actors, Telly Savalas ranks 312 out of 10,030Before him are Olivia Newton-John, Isabelle Adjani, Gene Kelly, Talia Shire, Bela Lugosi, and Burt Reynolds. After him are Douglas Fairbanks, Ellen Burstyn, Deborah Kerr, Anna Karina, Laura Antonelli, and Donald Pleasence.

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Among people born in 1922, Telly Savalas ranks 30Before him are Imre Lakatos, Alain Resnais, Iannis Xenakis, Philip Larkin, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Otto Carius. After him are Agostinho Neto, Jason Robards, Miguel Muñoz, Vittorio Gassman, Jacques Piccard, and Yang Chen-Ning. Among people deceased in 1994, Telly Savalas ranks 28Before him are Jan Tinbergen, Melina Mercouri, Henry Mancini, John Wayne Gacy, Domenico Modugno, and Dorothy Hodgkin. After him are Robert Doisneau, Paul Delvaux, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Juvénal Habyarimana, Pierre Boulle, and Fernando Rey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Telly Savalas ranks 600 out of 15,968Before him are Gene Kelly (1912), Richard Meier (1934), Talia Shire (1946), John Deere (1804), Margaret Keane (1927), and Burt Reynolds (1936). After him are Oprah Winfrey (1954), Joel Schumacher (1939), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Jim Jarmusch (1953), George Eastman (1854), and Clyde Tombaugh (1906).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Telly Savalas ranks 168Before him are Bradley Cooper (1975), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Mia Farrow (1945), Gene Kelly (1912), Talia Shire (1946), and Burt Reynolds (1936). After him are Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Mickey Rooney (1920), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Alan Arkin (1934), and Frances Farmer (1913).

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