George Chakiris Gay, Partner, Married, now
At age 12, George Chakiris began his foray into the silver screen showing off his singing as well as acting talents in the 1947 musical film, Song Of Love. Fourteen years later, he won his first - and only - Academy Award as well as Golden Globe for his supporting role in the now-classic flick West Side Story.
Lending his acting skillsets to the TV audience, between the late '60s to late '70s, the Norwood Ohio-native starred in numerous series such as Hawaii Five-0, Murder She Wrote, and Dallas.
As illustrious as his career is, it gets overshadowed by his sexuality. A gentler dive into his personal life shall reveal more!
Married With Wife Or Gay Partner?
For as long as George has been in the limelight, fans have always wondered if he would take in a wife or a gay partner. Their curiosity stemmed mainly from the fact that the veteran actor was flamboyant in his approach to everything.
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Whether it was his elegant dance maneuvers or high pitched delivery on the mic, George always managed to sprinkle his performances with a grain of sassiness.
George Chakiris shows off his exquisite dance moves in a photo dated back to '60s (Photo:- Georgechakiris.com)
The veteran actor, for his part, never deemed it fit to discuss his sexuality with the world at large. And as a result, his married life with life partner - assuming he has one - garnered a mythic status.
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The consensus among Hollywood's elite is that George is gay. Or else, how would one explain IMDB listing him in its list of 500 Gay Actors & Personalities.
Dating Status Now
Similar to his married status, the White Christmas star's dating life is yet to catch headlines.
Given his longevity in the show-biz, it's understandable that the public would expect George to run a high risk of getting linked with fellow industry heavyweights. To his credit, the veteran actor defied all the odds as the rumors surrounding his alleged romance with co-stars never became a thing.
At age 84, the West Side Story actor's is as reclusive about his dating status now as he was in his heyday - if not, even more.
What Is He Doing Today?
Way past his prime today, George has altogether stopped applying for movie roles and shifted his focus on jewelry designing. What started as a mere hobby is now a thriving business for the 84-year-old actor-turned-jewelry maker.
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In 2008, he unveiled the jewelry line The George Chakiris Collections, which included "necklaces, bracelets, earrings, dramatic belts, and other exquisite pieces!" A hit among the people on the know-how, the said line later got showcased at the Tokyo's prestigious Mitsukoshi Department Store.