3/75: Had a #1 hit in the UK with an old David Gates
(of "Bread") song "If". The song didn't chart in the US, however.
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Telly Aristoteles Savalas | Telli Savales | Telly Savales
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I came from a tough neighborhood. 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.' He was right. I'm a proud Greek. I carry my Hellenism like a badge of merit.
In 1990 the city of New York declared Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders
(1973) as the official movie of New York City, and awarded Telly with the Key to the City. The film was the one that introduced Savalas' most famous character, Lt. Theo Kojak, later made famous on its spin-off series Kojak
Frequently plays dangerous, tough characters.