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Telly Savalas: "Our happiest times were at the bottom of the ladder. One day he dragged us out of private schools, and the next day we started peddling cakes out of the back of a truck." -- "Kojak" icon and Garden City native Savalas, in a 1974 People magazine interview, talking about his dad twice making and squandering fortunes and how it affected his and his siblings' upbringing.(Credit: shoutfactory via YouTube)

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Famous Long Islanders' favorite hometown places

Famous Long Islanders discuss their favorite hometown places and memories. LIers like Broadway diva Idina Menzel, rock legend Billy Joel and "Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio have entertained people across the country and around the world. But they never seem to forget the parts of the Island that they take with them wherever they go.