TELLY SAVALAS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 02/07/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: CHRISTINA SAVALAS - HFSID 272744
TELLY SAVALAS This signed check is joined by a black and white photograph of the actor Check signed: "Telly Savalas", 8½x3½. Endorsed on verso "Christina/ Savalas". Los Angeles, California, 1977 May 13. Check no.
Sale Price $216.00
TELLY SAVALAS This signed check is joined by a black and white photograph of the actor Check signed: "Telly Savalas", 8½x3½. Endorsed on verso "Christina/ Savalas". Los Angeles, California, 1977 May 13. Check no. 1753, drawn on his account at the Bank of America, payable to Christina Savalas for $207.65. Normal cancellation stamps, one on verso lightly visible behind "Savalas" of signature. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by unsigned, captioned publicity photo of Savalas (b/w, 7½x9¾) released for his film Beyond the Poseidon Adventure. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition. Telly Savalas' mother (d. 1989) and eldest daughter (b. 1950) are both named Christina. In 1973, Telly Savalas (1922-1994) starred as police lieutenant Theo Kojak in Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders, a television movie based on a real-life homicide. The actor's fully rounded interpretation of a sarcastic and incorruptible New York detective and the popularity of the television production led to a regular CBS series Kojak (1973-1978). The character Kojak and Savalas himself were smokers, but Savalas started to quit after cigarette commercials were banned in 1971. As Savalas quit smoking, so did his character. In a December episode of the show, Kojak exchanged his cigarette for a Tootsie Pop lollipop. The cynical detective's whimsical consumption of the candy soon became a trademark of the show. Before his Kojak role, Savalas could be seen in various guest appearances and films. Most notably, he appeared in Kelly's Heroes (1970) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). His numerous awards include two Golden Globes (six nominations) and an Emmy Award (three nominations). Two items.
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