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 George Savalas

George Savalas

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 2 Oct 1985 (aged 60)
Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Lincoln Terrace section, Map #H84, Lot 4596, Single Ground Interment Space 1
Memorial ID 5442 · View Source
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Actor. Born George Desmosthenes Savalas. During World War II he was a gunner in the US Navy and served in the Pacific theater. After studying drama at the Columbia University drama school, he successfully embarked on a career as a stage actor and acting instructor. He was also briefly the drummer for the Clyde McCoy Big Band. George got his start acting on Dick Powell Theater and went on to guest star in other televison series. Later on he acted in several films "Ghengis Khan" and "Kelly's Heroes" being the most notable. He was best known for his role as curly haired Detective Stavros on the television series "Kojak" (1973 to 1978). Co-starring with his brother Telly Savalas, he was billed as Demosthenes in the end credits to avoid confusion. After the "Kojak" series he recorded a top-10 Greek language record and toured with his band at different venues including Carnegie Hall. Savalas once again returned to the stage, appearing in many off-Broadway plays before retiring due to leukemia, the cause of his death at 60.

Bio by: Priscilla


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Beloved Husband And Father,
Devoted Son, Loyal Brother,
And Loving Uncle.
He Brought Strength To His Family
And Honor To His Country.
We Cherish His Memory.


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  • Added: 16 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5442
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Savalas (5 Dec 1924–2 Oct 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5442, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .