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Turhan Bey

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.

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Mar 30, 1922 In Vienna, Austria
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Shadows on the Stairs 1941-03-01
Latest Project:
Movie Healer 2022
Known For
Poster of The Visitor
Poster of VR.5
Poster of seaQuest DSV
Poster of Out of the Blue
Movie Healer Unknown 2022
Movie Johnny Walker Alexis (archive footage) 2015-05-13
Movie Hollywood Chinese Himself 2007-03-18
Movie The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Universal Horror Self - Interviewee 1998-10-08
Series The Visitor Unknown 1997-09-19
Movie Virtual Combat Dr. Cameron 1995-07-11
Movie The Skateboard Kid II Zeno 1995-01-01
Series VR.5 Unknown 1995-03-10
Series Babylon 5 Turval 1994-01-26
Movie Possessed by the Night Calvin 1994-05-25
Series seaQuest DSV Dimitri Rossovich 1993-09-12
Movie Prisoners of the Casbah Ahmed 1953-11-03
Movie Song of India Gopal 1949-02-28
Movie Adventures of Casanova Lorenzo 1948-02-07
Movie Parole, Inc. Barney Rodescu 1948-11-24
Movie The Amazing Mr. X Alexis 1948-07-29
Movie Out of the Blue David Gelleo 1947-04-21
Movie Night in Paradise Aesop 1946-05-03
Movie Frisco Sal Dude Forante 1945-02-22
Movie Sudan Herua 1945-04-18
Movie Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Jamiel 1944-01-14
Movie Twenty Years After Unknown 1944-01-01
Movie The Climax Franz Munzer 1944-10-20
Movie Dragon Seed Lao Er Tan - Middle Son 1944-07-20
Movie Bowery to Broadway Ted Barrie 1944-11-03
Movie The Adventures of Smilin' Jack Kageyama [Chs. 1-5, 12-13] 1943-01-05
Movie White Savage Tamara 1943-04-23
Movie Captive Wild Woman End Narrator (voice) 1943-06-04
Movie Crazy House Cameo Appearance 1943-10-08
Movie Background to Danger Hassan 1943-07-03
Movie The Mad Ghoul Eric Iverson 1943-11-12
Movie The Falcon Takes Over Jules Amthor (Uncredited) 1942-05-29
Movie Bombay Clipper Captain Chundra 1942-01-11
Movie Danger in the Pacific Tagani 1942-06-10
Movie Unseen Enemy Ito 1942-03-10
Movie Destination Unknown Captain Muto 1942-10-09
Movie Junior G-Men of the Air Henchman Araka 1942-06-30
Movie Arabian Nights Captain of the Guard 1942-12-25
Movie The Mummy's Tomb Mehemet Bey 1942-10-23
Movie Drums of the Congo Juma, Henchman 1942-07-17
Movie Shadows on the Stairs Ram Singh 1941-03-01
Movie Footsteps in the Dark Ahmed 1941-03-08
Movie The Gay Falcon Manuel Retana 1941-10-24
Movie Burma Convoy Mr. Yuchau 1941-10-16
Movie Raiders of the Desert Hassen Mohammed 1941-07-17