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George Chakiris
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Birth Date:September 16, 1934
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
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Occupation:Movie Actor

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George Chakiris

Biography:George Chakiris (born September 16, 1934) is an American dancer and Academy Award winning film actor.

Chakiris was born in Norwood, Ohio to immigrants from Greece. He made his film debut in 1947 and for several years he appeared in small roles, usually as a dancer or a member of the chorus in various musical films. He was one of the dancers in Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and also appeared as a dancer alongside Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas.

His biggest success came with the film West Side Story (1961), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Bernardo.

Chakiris has also appeared on Broadway and television, and in the early 1960s embarked on a career as a pop singer which resulted in a couple of minor hit songs.

Chakiris last acted in a 1997 episode of the sitcom Last of the Summer Wine and has given occasional television interviews since then. These days he is mostly retired, and has taken up jewellery making as an occupation.

Preceded by: Peter Ustinov for Spartacus Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 1961 for West Side Story Succeeded by: Ed Begley for Sweet Bird of Youth

Chinese Horoscope for George Chakiris
Includes characteristics and Vices
George Chakiris's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 14, 1934 - February 03, 1935
Birthday: September 16, 1934

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

George Chakiris's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: September 16, 1934

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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George Chakiris's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: September 16, 2017

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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