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Tito Vandis, a Greek actor whose half-century career included local films and American TV, died Feb. 23 in an Athens, Greece, hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 86.

Vandis was best known as a versatile character actor who played in Greek stage and cinema productions, and films like “The Exorcist,” “Never on Sunday” and “Topkapi.” He also appeared in the television skein “Kojak” and “Hawaii Five-0.”

Born in the northern city of Kavala, Vandis studied acting and first appeared in Greek theater productions in 1937. He appeared in many homegrown pics before working on international productions.

There was no immediate word on funeral arrangements or survivors.