Çolpan İlhan

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Çolpan İlhan
İlhan in 1957
Born (1936-08-08)August 8, 1936
Izmir, Turkey
Died July 25, 2014(2014-07-25) (aged 77)
Istanbul, Turkey
Cause of death
Heart attack
Resting place
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
41°4′30″N 29°0′30″E / 41.07500°N 29.00833°E / 41.07500; 29.00833
Education Kandilli High School for Girls
State Academy for Fine Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1957–2007
Spouse(s) Sadri Alışık (m. 1959–1995, his death)
Children Kerem Alışık (b. 1960)
Relatives Attilâ İlhan (brother)
Awards Golden Orange Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)

Çolpan İlhan (August 8, 1936 – July 25, 2014) was a Turkish cinema and theatre actress. In 1998 she was awarded the title of State Artist of Turkey. She acted in more than 300 films and theater plays.

First years[edit]

İlhan received her secondary education at Istanbul Kandilli High School for Girls. Later she studied theater at İstanbul Municipal Drama School and painting at State Academy of Istanbul for Fine Arts. With her fellow students from the Academy, she later formed an amateur theater group called "Akademi Tiyatrosu (Academy Theater)" and prepared plays and dramas.

Artistic career[edit]

In 1957, she acted in her first film called Kamelyalı Kadın, which was an adaptation to the movies of The Lady of the Camellias.[1] The same year, she acted in her first professional play Sevgili Gölge (Dear Shadow) with Münir Özkul and Uğur Başaran at Küçük Sahne (Little Scene) Theater. She acted for 3 years in this theater until its disbandment in the same year. She later performed "Tersine Dönen Şemsiye (Inside-out Umbrella)" with Müfit Ofluoğlu and Sabahattin Kudret Aksal at Oda (Chamber) Theater. Later, she acted with Kent Oyuncuları (City Performers) in the play of Güner Sümer called "Yarın Cumartesi (Tomorrow is Saturday)". She also acted at Kenterler Theater in plays such as "Baharın Sesi (The Sound of Spring)", "Nalınlar (The Pattens)" and "Aptal Kız (The Foolish Girl)". After a while, she made a break in theater with the birth of her only child. Starting from the mid-1960s, she has returned to her acting career with movies and took part in around 300 Turkish films. She played in the movies until the end of 1970s all in the leading roles and then left the cinema industry and concentrated on fashion designing.[2]

State Artist of Turkey[edit]

In 1998, she was given the title of "State Artist of Turkey" by the Turkish Ministry of Culture.

Personal life[edit]

She was the sister of famous poet and writer Attila İlhan, and the wife of Sadri Alışık, one of the most famous actors of the cinema of Turkey, with whom she stayed married from 1959 until his death in 1995. They had one child, Kerem Alışık, who is also an actor.

She died of a heart attack on July 25, 2014, at her home in Istanbul.[3] She rests besides her husband at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, in Istanbul.[4]

Legacy[edit]

İlhan was the founder of the Sadri Alışık Cultural Center.[5]

Filmography[edit]

  • Kamelyalı Kadın (1957)
  • Ak Altın (1957)
  • Yaşamak Hakkımdır (1958)
  • Bir Şoförün Gizli Defteri (1958)
  • Asi Evlat (1958)
  • Zümrüt (1959)
  • Yalnızlar Rıhtımı (1959)
  • Şeytan Mayası (1959)
  • Kalpaklılar (1959)
  • Hayatım Sana Feda (1959)
  • Sepetçioğlu (1961)
  • Avare Mustafa (1961)
  • Cumbadan Rumbaya (1961)
  • Aşkın Saati Gelince (1961)
  • In der Hölle ist noch Platz (1961)
  • Allah Cezanı Versin Osman Bey (1961)
  • Ver Elini İstanbul (1962)
  • Sonbahar Yaprakları (1962)
  • İkimize Bir Dünya (1962)
  • Zorla Evlendik (1963)
  • Temem Bilakis (1963)
  • Korkusuz Kabadayı (1963)
  • Kamil Abi (1963)
  • Bütün Suçumuz Sevmek (1963)
  • Barut Fıçısı (1963)
  • Turist Ömer (1964)
  • Şu Kızların Elinden (1964)
  • Ahtapotun Kolları (1964)
  • Zennube (1965)
  • Yankesicinin Aşkı (1965)
  • Tamirci Parçası (1965)
  • Komşunun Tavuğu (1965)
  • Kocamın Nişanlısı (1965)
  • Bir Garip Adam (1965)
  • Berduş Milyoner (1965)
  • Şakayla Karışık (1965)
  • Ekmekçi Kadın (1965)
  • Seven Kadın Unutmaz (1965)
  • Turist Ömer Dümenciler Kralı (1965)
  • Turist Ömer Almanya'da (1966)
  • Siyah Gül (1966)
  • Namus Kanla Yazılır (1966)
  • Kıskanç Kadın (1966)
  • Kenar Mahalle (1966)
  • İdam Mahkumu (1966)
  • El Kızı (1966)
  • Boyacı (1966)
  • Allahaısmarladık (1966)
  • Kolejli Kızın Aşkı (1966)
  • Sokak Kızı (1966)
  • Zehirli Hayat (1967)
  • Yıkılan Gurur (1967)
  • Sinekli Bakkal (1967)
  • Marko Paşa (1967)
  • Akşamcı (1967)
  • Ağlayan Kadın (1967)
  • Ağır Suç (1967)
  • Kaderin Cilvesi (1967)
  • Hicran Gecesi (1968)
  • Cemile (1968)
  • Sonbahar Rüzgarları (1969)
  • Kaldırım Çiçeği (1969)
  • İnleyen Nağmeler (1969)
  • İki yetime (1969)
  • Galatalı Fatma (1969)
  • Talihsiz Yavru Fatoş (1970)
  • Aşk-ı Memnu (1974)
  • Seni Kalbime Gömdüm (1982)
  • İlk Aşk (1997) * Ağaçlar Ayakta Ölür (2000)
  • Tatlı Hayat (2001)
  • Dansöz (film)|Dansöz (2001)
  • Yeşil Işık (2002)
  • Yanık Koza (2005-2006)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0341428/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1
  2. ^ http://www.radikal.com.tr/hayat/colpan_ilhan_sadri_alisikla_nasil_tanismisti-1203835
  3. ^ "Veteran actress Çolpan İlhan dies of heart attack". Todayszaman.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  4. ^ http://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/364629--turkeys-theater-star-colpan-ilhan-dies-at-77
  5. ^ http://www.sakm.net/index/sadri-alisik/

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