Savalas became a pop-culture legend as the lollipop-sucking, baby-loving New York detective known simply as “ Kojak .”
Part of the reason Kojak was so successful may have been that Savalas was a lot like the character. “Kojak is Telly Savalas and Telly Savalas is Kojak,” he told a People magazine reporter. In fact, Kojak’s “Who loves ya, baby?” catchphrase was the actor’s own—long before the television show had even started.
Telly Savalas, the bald-headed actor who played movie villains but gained his most fame as a hard-boiled, lollipop-loving New York City detective in the 1970s television series “ Kojak ,” died Saturday of prostate cancer.
When he first began acting, Savalas lacked his signature hairless head. As you can see, when he played a father tormented by a sinister doll on The Twilight Zone, he had hair .
Character actor George Savalas , best known for his portrayal of the portly Detective Stavros in television’s “Kojak,” the 1970s police drama that starred his brother, died Wednesday of leukemia at the UCLA Medical Center.
|Died||January 22, 1994 (aged 72) Universal City, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, California, U.S.|
Julie Hovland m. 1984–1994 Marilyn Gardner m. 1960–1974 Katherine Nicolaides m. 1948–1957 Телли Савалас / Супруг или супруга Aristotle (Telly) Savalas, actor: born Garden City, New York 21 January 1924; married Katharine Nicolaides (one daughter), 1960 Marilynn Gardner (two daughters), 1974 Sally Adams (one son), 1984 Julie Howland (one son, one daughter); died Los Angeles 22 January 1994.
Kojak car – 1973 Buick Century .
Telly Savalas is seen throughout the series both sucking on his lollipop and smoking. The lollipop was used to cut back on smoking. His character Kojak even admitted once that he smoked too much and sucked on lollipops every day except on Sundays.
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak .
Acronym. Definition . KOJAK . Kit for Objective Judgement and Knowledge-Based Detection of Performance Bottlenecks.
The 1974 Kojak Omega Time Computer 1 Watch (£1,900; roughly $3,000) isn’t just important due to its prominent placement upon the wrist of a TV policeman — it was also one of the first LED watches made, sporting more transistors than the smallest TV of the time, and made even more noticeable by its gold plate body.