Telly Savalas: A Star on the Silver Screen and in Draco

Updated: January 12, 2024   Author: International Star Registry

In the vast cosmos that is Hollywood, few stars shine as brightly as Telly Savalas. His life and career left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, and in recognition of his unique gifts, a star was named after him through International Star Registry (ISR). This celestial tribute, named “Telly Savalas,” twinkles in the Draco constellation, at coordinates Draco RA 19h 6m 38.00s D 40° 58′ 0.00″. 

The Man Behind the Legend

Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas was born on January 21, 1922, and left his earthly legacy on January 22, 1994. He was a Greek American actor whose distinctive features included a bald head and a deep, resonant voice. These characteristics became his trademark and contributed to his enduring popularity. Savalas is primarily remembered for his iconic portrayal of Lt. Theo Kojak in the crime drama series “Kojak,” which ran from 1973 to 1978. His unforgettable performance as James Bond’s archvillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the 1969 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” further solidified his status as a legendary figure in Hollywood.

A Stellar Career

Telly Savalas’ career spanned several decades and included an impressive array of roles. He showcased his acting prowess in films such as “Birdman of Alcatraz” (1962), “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965), “Battle of the Bulge” (1965), “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970), “Horror Express” (1972), “Lisa and the Devil” (1974), and “Escape to Athena” (1979). Among these, his performance in “Birdman of Alcatraz” earned him nominations for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, showcasing his versatility and talent.

A Star in the Music World

Not limited to the silver screen, Telly Savalas also made his mark in the music industry. He released a cover of the Bread song “If,” which soared to the top of the UK charts, becoming a number-one single in 1975. This musical achievement expanded his fan base globally, and the song reached number 12 in Australia. In Canada, it made its mark, reaching #40 on the AC/Pop chart and #88 on the rock chart.

A Star in the Sky: Telly Savalas

International Star Registry offers a unique way to honor loved ones and beloved figures like Telly Savalas by recording a star name in their honor. Telly Savalas’ star, nestled in the Draco constellation, serves as a beautiful testament to his enduring legacy. For those seeking exceptional gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, or even celebrating an 80th birthday, recording a star name is a poignant and timeless gesture.

How to Buy a Star

For those interested in commemorating a special person or moment by naming a star, International Star Registry offers various star package options to choose from. To get started, visit the website to explore the available options and create a truly personalized and everlasting gift.

In closing, Telly Savalas continues to shine brightly in our memories and in the night sky as the “Telly Savalas” star in the Draco constellation. His contributions to the entertainment world will forever be celebrated, just like the stars that adorn the night sky.


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