Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Wanted by the Enquirer: anyone who knew family of George Chakiris

Enquirer reporter John Kiesewetter wants to talk to anyone who knew the family of Norwood native George Chakiris, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1961 musical “Westside Story.” He was born in 1934 in Norwood to Greek immigrants Steven and Zoe (nee Anastasiadou) Chakiris. Here’s a list of his siblings:

Sisters: Virgina, Catherine, Viola, and Athena
Brothers : Harry and Steve, Jr.

Click here for Wikipedia's bio, and click here for YouTube videos featuring George Chakiris.

If you knew any of the Chakiris family, email John Kiesewetter at or have an elderly friend or relative mail him a note to: John Kiesewetter, Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202.