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Turhan Bey

Highest Rated:   100% American Masters (2008)
Lowest Rated:   29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Background to Danger
  • Hassan
1943
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive)
  • Tamara
1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul
  • Eric Iverson
1943
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Smilin' Jack
  • Kageyama
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 Junior G-Men of the Air
  • Araka
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Centauri Emperor Turval
  • 1998
  • 1995

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