Turhan Bey

Austrian-born Actor Austrian Actor
Born Mar 30, 1922

Turhan Bey is an American actor of Ottoman Turks and Czech descent. Bey was active in Hollywood from 1941 to 1953. He was dubbed "The Turkish Delight" by his fans for his exotic handsome looks. After his return to Europe, he pursued careers as a photographer and stage director. Returning briefly to Hollywood to receive an award, he made several guest appearances in 1990s television series and in a number of films.… Read More

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  • 1940s Hollywood Actor Dies In Austria
    Fox News - Oct 09, 2012
  • Hollywood'da Türkiye Izleri Radikal
    Google News - Aug 11, 2011
  • Hollywood'ta Türk Izleri Milliyet
    Google News - Aug 10, 2011
  • Tebrikler Bolulular Vakfı Bolu Olay
    Google News - Aug 09, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Turhan Bey.


1922 Birth Born on March 30, 1922.


1940 18 Years Old After the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany and his parents' divorce, he and his mother emigrated to the U.S. in 1940, settling in Los Angeles. … Read More


1953 31 Years Old Turhan's career faded by the late 1940s and, after filming Sam Katzman's Prisoners of the Casbah in 1953, and facing an unknown scandal, he moved back to Vienna and lived with his mother while working as a photographer for girlie magazines. … Read More


2002 80 Years Old Wien - Hollywood - Retour, was made in 2002 by Andrea Eckert. Turhan died on 30 September 2012 from Parkinson's disease.
2012 91 Years Old Died on September 30, 2012.
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