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Telly Savalas

A Greek-American film actor who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). His other movie credits include The Young Savages (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Scalphunters (1968), supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), Inside Out (1975), and Escape to Athena (1979).

Perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama TV series Kojak, Savalas’s trademarks on that show were his bald head, affection for lollipops instead of cigarettes, and the phrase “Who loves ya, baby?”

An actor known for his role in the TV series Kojack.

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