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Titos Vandis Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece
Died in Athens, Greece  (cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Titos Vandis was born on November 7, 1917 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was an actor, known for Prosohi, kindynos! (1983), Poliorkia (1962) and The Exorcist (1973). He was married to Betty Valassi, Nancy Hall, Eleanore Mahlein, Ketty Asprea, Maria Alkaiou and Aleka Paizi. He died on February 23, 2003 in Athens, Greece.

Spouse (6)

Nancy Hall (30 June 1969 - 29 February 1984) ( divorced)
Eleanore Mahlein (1966 - ?) ( divorced)
Ketty Asprea (? - ?) ( divorced)
Aleka Paizi (? - ?) ( divorced)
Maria Alkaiou (? - ?) ( divorced)
Betty Valassi (? - 23 February 2003) ( his death)

Trivia (6)

Spoke Greek fluently.
Often remembered as playing Uncle Karras in The Exorcist (1973).
Earthy Greek player long on the Athens stage and in films before settling in Hollywood in the mid-1960s. Played everything from Greek Orthodox bishops to principled, resilient papas.
Was a lifelong supporter of The Communist Party of Greece (KKE).
He was in the running, and even tested, for the title role in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964). The role went to German actor Gert Fröbe.
Titos Vanidis, along with Melina Mercouri and Despo Diamaantidou, all appeared in the Broadway musical version of "Never on Sunday", "illya darling", which ran for 320 performances between April 1967 through January 1968.

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