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George Chakiris Born: 09/16/1934
Birth Place: Norwood, Ohio, USA

The son of Greek immigrants from Turkey, George Chakiris was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Norwood, OH. His family relocated frequently throughout his childhood before eventually settling in Long Beach, CA. There, Chakiris joined the choir at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and appeared with them in the 1947 musical "Song of Love" with Katherine Hepburn and Paul Henreid. The experience inspired him to find a way into the movie business, but he lacked the means to do so. After a brief stint at Long Beach City College, he discovered the American College of Dance in Hollywood, and became obsessed with joining the school and learning the craft. Chakiris had been dancing from an early age, often ...

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