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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 »

Died:

(age 90) in Vienna, Austria

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Known For

The Mummy's Tomb
The Mummy's Tomb Mehemet Bey
(1942)
The Gay Falcon
The Gay Falcon Manuel Retana
(1941)
The Amazing Mr. X
(1948)
Night in Paradise
(1946)

Filmography

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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)
Rusha
- The Black Box (1997) ... Rusha
 1995 Virtual Combat (Video)
Dr. Cameron
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series)
Abernathy
- Reunion (1995) ... Abernathy
 1995 The Skateboard Kid II
Zeno
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sherif Faris
- Death 'N Denial (1995) ... Sherif Faris
 1994 Healer
Igor Vostovich
 1994 Possessed by the Night (Video)
Calvin
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Dimitri Rossovich
- Treasure of the Mind (1993) ... Dimitri Rossovich
 1949 Song of India
Prince Gopal
 1948 Parole, Inc.
Barney Rodescu
 1948 The Amazing Mr. X
Alexis
 1948 Adventures of Casanova
Lorenzo
 1947 Out of the Blue
David Galleo
 1946 Night in Paradise
Aesop
 1945 Sudan
Herua
 1945 Frisco Sal
Dude Forante
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Ted Barrie
 1944 The Climax
Franz Munzer
 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
Hassan
 1943 Captive Wild Woman
End Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1943 White Savage
Tamara
 1942 Arabian Nights
Captain
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
Mehemet Bey
 1942 Destination Unknown
Captain Muto
 1942 Danger in the Pacific
Tagani
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over
Jules Amthor (uncredited)
 1942 Drums of the Congo
Juma, Henchman
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
Henchman Araka
 1942 Unseen Enemy
Ito
 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
Ahmed
 1941 Shadows on the Stairs
Ram Singh
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Other Works:

He acted in Edward Chodorov's play, "The Spa," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Gloria Vanderbilt and Violet Heming in the cast. Edward Chodorov was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

His Moslem father was a military attaché in the Turkish Embassy in Vienna who had lost his right arm in World War I. When his parents divorced, Turhan and his Jewish mother fled to America after Hitler's Austrian Anschluss, where they settled in Los Angeles. See more »

Nickname:

Turkish Delight

Star Sign:

Aries

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