Telly Savalas

Who Knew Ya, Baby?

Late actor Telly Savalas's personal life was as much a mystery as some of the plots on his popular TV detective series, Kojak, according to family and friends.

"He always used to say he was a kind of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and there was a side of him that maybe we shouldn't know," says daughter Christina Savalas Kousakis on this Tuesday's A&E Biography on the star (8 pm/ET, 9 pm/PT). The special reveals that even close family members knew little about the details surrounding the bald actor's life, such as the little-talked-about military past that led some to believe he might have once served as a spy.

"He showed the world one person but I think if you really wanted to get to know him, that was a very closed area," says Willa Ward, who worked with Savalas during his early acting days in theater. His second wife, Lynn, says that her late ex-husband was read more

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