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Turhan Bey (1922–2012)

Popular leading man in 1940's Hollywood who, with his suave demeanor, exotically handsome looks and well-modulated voice, was first called upon to portray mysterious or villainous characters. Soon he would be teamed with other "exotics" (e.g. Maria Montez and Sabu) in a series of escapist adventures, filmed in glorious Technicolor and set in lands... See full bio »


(age 90) in Vienna, Austria

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 1995-1998 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Turval / Centauri Emperor
- Learning Curve (1998) ... Turval
- The Coming of Shadows (1995) ... Centauri Emperor
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series)
- The Black Box (1997) ... Rusha
 1995 Virtual Combat (Video)
Dr. Cameron
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series)
- Reunion (1995) ... Abernathy
 1995 The Skateboard Kid II
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sherif Faris
- Death 'N Denial (1995) ... Sherif Faris
 1994 Healer
Igor Vostovich
 1994 Possessed by the Night (Video)
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Dimitri Rossovich
- Treasure of the Mind (1993) ... Dimitri Rossovich
 1949 Song of India
 1948 Parole, Inc.
Barney Rodescu
 1948 Adventures of Casanova
 1947 Out of the Blue
David Gelleo
 1945 Sudan
 1945 Frisco Sal
Dude Forante
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Ted Barrie
 1944 Dragon Seed
Lao Er Tan - Middle Son
 1944 Follow the Boys
Turhan Bey (uncredited)
 1943 The Mad Ghoul
Eric Iverson
 1943 Crazy House
Turhan Bey (uncredited)
 1943 Background to Danger
 1943 Captive Wild Woman
End Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1943 White Savage
 1942 Arabian Nights
Captain of the Guard
 1942 Destination Unknown
Captain Muto
 1942 Drums of the Congo
Juma, Henchman
 1942 Danger in the Pacific
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over
Jules Amthor (uncredited)
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
Henchman Araka
 1942 Unseen Enemy
 1942 Bombay Clipper
Captain Chundra
 1941 The Gay Falcon
Manuel Retana
 1941 Burma Convoy
Mr. Yuchau
 1941 Raiders of the Desert
Hassen Mohammed
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
 1941 Shadows on the Stairs
Ram Singh
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He acted in Edward Chodorov's play, "The Spa," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Gloria Vanderbilt in the cast.

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It was quite wonderful in those years [mid-1940s]. One was young and good-looking, and it seems those were the very two things everyone was looking for.


Son of a Turkish father and Czechoslovakian-Jewish mother. See more »


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