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Turhan Bey

Actor / Film Producer | * 03/30/1922 († 90, 09/30/2012) | Vienna, Austria
Turhan Bey (born Turhan Gilbert Selahattin Sahultavy, 30 March 1922 – 30 September 2012) was an Austrian-born actor of Turkish and Czech-Jewish origins. Turhan was active in Hollywood from 1941 to 1953. He was dubbed "The Turkish Delight" by his fans. After his return to Austria, he pursued careers as a photographer and stage director. Returning to Hollywood after a 40-year hiatus, he made several guest appearances in 1990s television series including SeaQuest DSV, Murder, She Wrote and Babylon 5 as well as a number of films. After retiring he appeared in a number of documentaries, including a German-language documentary on his life. ()
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Turhan Bey (born Turhan Gilbert Selahattin Sahultavy; 30 March 1922 – 30 September 2012) was an Austrian-born actor of Turkish and Czech Jewish origin. Turhan was active in Hollywood from 1941 to 1953. He was dubbed "The Turkish Delight" by his fans. After his return to Austria, he pursued careers as a photographer and stage director. Returning to Hollywood after a 40-year hiatus, he made several guest appearances in 1990s television series including SeaQuest DSV, Murder, She Wrote and Babylon 5 as well as a number of films. After retiring he appeared in a number of documentaries, including a German-language documentary on his life.

Most frequent genres for this person: Adventure | Drama | Action

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Movies with Turhan Bey as Actor(42)

2020 Healer
as Alexis (archive footage)2015 Johnny Walker
as himself2007 Hollywood Chinese
as Himself / Interviewee1998 Universal Horror
as Dr. Cameron1995 Virtual Combat
as Gopal1949 Song of India
as Lorenzo1948 Adventures of Casanova
as Barney Rodescu1948 Parole, Inc.
as Alexis1948 The Amazing Mr. X
as David Gelleo1947 Out of the Blue
as Aesop1946 Night in Paradise
as Herua1945 Sudan
as Dude Forante1945 Frisco Sal
as Franz Munzer1944 The Climax
as Ted Barrie1944 Bowery to Broadway
as Lao Er Tan - Middle Son1944 Dragon Seed
as Tamara1943 White Savage
as End Narrator (voice)1943 Captive Wild Woman
as Kageyama [Chs. 1-5, 12-13]1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
as Eric Iverson1943 The Mad Ghoul
as Hassan1943 Background to Danger
as Cameo Appearance1943 Crazy House
as Mehemet Bey1942 The Mummy's Tomb
as Tagani1942 Danger in the Pacific
as Captain Muto1942 Destination Unknown
as Ito1942 Unseen Enemy
as Jules Amthor (Uncredited)1942 The Falcon Takes Over
as Captain of the Guard1942 Arabian Nights
as Captain Chundra1942 Bombay Clipper
as Juma, Henchman1942 Drums of the Congo
as Henchman Araka1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
as Ram Singh1941 Shadows on the Stairs
as Hassen Mohammed1941 Raiders of the Desert
as Manuel Retana1941 The Gay Falcon
as Mr. Yuchau1941 Burma Convoy

TV Shows/Series with Turhan Bey as Actor(5)

1995 VR.5
as Centauri Emperor1994 Babylon 5
as Turval1994 Babylon 5
as Dimitri Rossovich1993 seaQuest DSV

Movies with Turhan Bey as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1953 Stolen Identity

Full Name: Turhan Bey
Born: Thursday, 03/30 1922 (March) in Vienna
Died: Sunday, 09/30 2012 (September) in Vienna (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Turhan Bey frequently works together with these people:
Mark Hendrickson (12x, Actor)
Michael McKenzie (11x, Cast)
Kim Strauss (10x, Actor)
Jonathan Chapman (10x, Cast)
Vera West (9x, Crew)
Andy Devine (8x, Actor)
Neil Bradley (8x, Cast)
Maria Montez (7x, Actress)
Thomas Gomez (7x, Actor)
John B. Goodman (6x, Crew)
Evelyn Ankers (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:472577, Added: 10/01/2018, Last updated: 04/22/2021