Turhan Bey

Turhan Bey

Highest Rated: 100% American Masters (2008)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1922

Birthplace: Not Available

Handsome, dapper leading man Bey was born Turhan Selahattin Sahultavy to a Turkish father and Czech mother in Vienna. He came to the U.S. in the '30s and studied acting at Ben Bard's School of Dramatic Arts and at the Pasadena Playhouse. With available actors depleted by World War Two, he began finding work in Hollywood in 1941, usually in exotic Arabian Nights-type films in which he co-starred with Maria Montez, Jon Hall, and Sabu. When that genre dried up in the late '40s, so did Bey's career, a problem exacerbated when he was called up for an extended term of military service; after 1950 he appeared in only one film, Prisoners of the Casbah (1953), and produced another, Stolen Identity (1953). Bey did become a well-respected photographer in his native Vienna, and he directed plays at the Marionette Theater in Salzburg.

Highest Rated Movies



100% American Masters Actor 2008
No Score Yet Virtual Combat Dr. Cameron 1995
No Score Yet The Skateboard Kid II Zeno 1995
No Score Yet Possessed by the Night Calvin 1994
No Score Yet Universal Horror Actor 1988
No Score Yet Stolen Identity Producer 1953
No Score Yet Song of India Gopal 1949
No Score Yet Parole, Inc. Barney Rodescu 1948
No Score Yet The Amazing Mr. X Alexis, Fake Mystic 1948
No Score Yet Out of the Blue David Gelleo 1947
No Score Yet The Climax Franz 1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed Lao Er Tan 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Jamiel 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Himself 1944
No Score Yet Background to Danger Hassan 1943
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive) Tamara 1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul Eric Iverson 1943
29% The Mummy's Tomb Mehemet Bey 1942
No Score Yet Danger in the Pacific Tagani 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over Jules Amthor 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Captain 1942
No Score Yet Dead End Kids Actor 1942
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark Ahmed 1941
No Score Yet Shadows on the Stairs Ram Singh 1941


No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet Babylon 5
Centauri Emperor Turval 1998
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Sharaf Farisi 1995


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