Tuesday, March 4, 2014

RIP Altan Gunbay

Veteran actor Altan Günbay died today March 3rd, 2014 at noon . He had appeared in over 100 movies and productions.
Altan , who was born in 1932 in Konya Günbay, was a member of the Movie Players Association (SOD is) and a member of the State Opera and Ballet artists .
SOD artists released a memo on his death, "Members of our artists are deeply saddened by the death of Altan Günbay. Parents and relatives, all in the theater and the arts around the world offer our condolences".
Altan Günbay, was born in Konya on January 19 1932. After graduating from high school in Germany he graduated from the Ankara State Conservatory.
He began his career in the Ankara State Opera and Ballet. Performing for the first time in 1954,
"Cavalleria Rusticana" and in the operas “Othello”, “Lucia”, and “Carmen”, he starred in 20 operas such as “Salome”. He appeared for over 30 years in the Istanbul State Opera beginning in 1969, as well as a solo artist and director and served as assistant manager .
In 1964 he began his feature film debut in "Scheherazade". He appeared in more than 250 films.
Once upon a time he was recognized as the Yul Brynner of Turkey, though he was not actually bald. It was  for the 1966 film "The Golden Child" that film director Mamdouh asked him to shave his
head and for the next 18 years he appeared bald.
Günbay Altan assumed many roles as villain in cinema and was very popular.
Born: 1/19/1931, Konya, Turkey
Died: 3/3/2014, Istanbul, Turkey
Altan Gunbay’s westerns – actor:
Ringo Kid – 1967
Olmek var donmek yok – 1972
Namus ve silah - 1971

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