Turkish actresses died in 2013

Here are 2 famous actresses from Turkey died in 2013:

Macide Tanır

Macide Tanır (January 1, 1922-February 6, 2013 Istanbul) a.k.a. Macide Tanir was a Turkish actor.

She began her acting career in 1948 with the highly acclaimed film, "The Girl with the Red Scarf". In her career spanning over four decades, she appeared in more than 200 films, including "The Road" (1955), "Mountain Justice" (1964), and "The Magic Carpet" (1959). She was highly regarded for her ability to embody complex and diverse characters on screen. Tanır was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including several Best Actress awards at film festivals. She passed away in 2013 in Istanbul at the age of 91.

Tanır was born in Istanbul in 1922, where she was also raised. After completing her primary and high school education, she studied at the School of Performing Arts in Ankara. Following her graduation, she returned to Istanbul and began her acting career in the theater before making her transition to film. She was known for her versatile acting skill set and was able to play anything from comedic to dramatic roles. Apart from acting, Tanır was known for her interest in literature and writing, and she authored six books, including a collection of memoirs titled "My World in the Cinema". In addition to her successful acting career, Tanır was also a dedicated advocate for social and political causes. She actively participated in protests and public demonstrations and was an outspoken supporter of environmental protection and women's rights. Her passing was mourned by fans and colleagues alike, who remembered her contributions to Turkish cinema as well as to society at large.

Tanır's career in film spanned over four decades and during this time, she acted in more than 200 movies. Her performances in many films were critically acclaimed, and she won several Best Actress awards at film festivals. Some of her notable movies include "The Girl with the Red Scarf" (1978), "The Road" (1955), and "Mountain Justice" (1964). Besides her successful career in acting, Tanır was an accomplished writer and author. She penned six books in her lifetime, including her autobiography, titled "My World in the Cinema." Additionally, she was a fearless advocate for social and political issues such as environmental protection and women's rights. She was also known for participating in many protests and demonstrations for social justice. In recognition of her contributions, the Turkish government awarded her the "State Artist" title in 1999. Macide Tanir passed away in Istanbul on February 6, 2013, at the age of 91.

Doğu Erkan

Doğu Erkan (April 2, 1942 Istanbul-September 8, 2013 Istanbul) also known as Dogu Erkan was a Turkish actor.

He began his acting career in the theater in the 1960s and later transitioned to film and television. Erkan appeared in over 100 movies, including popular Turkish films like “The Big Man” (1971), “Aslan Bacanak” (1976), and “The Bandit” (1996). He also starred in several television series such as “Beyaz Gelincik” and “Mehmed the Conqueror”. Erkan was known for his versatile acting skills and played a range of roles from a villain to a comedian. In addition to his acting career, Erkan was also a prominent voice actor and lent his voice to many Turkish-dubbed Hollywood movies. He passed away at the age of 71 due to lung cancer.

Erkan was born on April 2, 1942, in Istanbul, Turkey, and grew up in the neighborhood of Tarlabasi. He attended Vefa High School and later went on to study at the State Conservatory in Istanbul. Erkan made his acting debut in 1962 with the Istanbul City Theater and subsequently joined other theaters such as Ulvi Uraz Theater and Kenter Theater. He gained recognition for his outstanding performances on stage and won critical acclaim for his portrayal of characters in plays such as “The Seagull” and “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”. Erkan made his film debut in 1967 but it was his performance in the film “The Big Man” that established him as a popular movie star. Throughout his career, Erkan received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to Turkish cinema and theater.

Erkan was also a talented musician and released an album in the 1970s titled "Love Songs of Tarlabasi". He was passionate about social justice issues and often spoke out about political and human rights issues in Turkey. In 2013, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent treatment, but unfortunately, passed away later that year. Erkan's contributions to Turkish entertainment continue to be celebrated, with his performances in films and television series being remembered as some of the best in Turkish cinema history.

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