Muhsin Ertuğrul

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Muhsin Ertuğrul
MuhsinErtuğrul.jpg
Born (1892-03-07)March 7, 1892
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died 29 April 1979(1979-04-29) (aged 87)
Izmir, Turkey
Resting place
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, Istanbul
Years active 1909–1976
Spouse(s)
  • Neyyire Neyir (m. 1929–1943)
  • Handan Ertuğrul (m. 1950–1979)
Grave of Muhsin Ertuğrul and his wife Neyyire Neyir at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery

Muhsin Ertuğrul (7 March 1892 – 29 April 1979), also known as Ertuğrul Muhsin Bey, was a Turkish actor and director.

Muhsin Ertuğrul, who had important contributions to both Turkish theatre and Turkish cinema, was born in İstanbul on 7 March 1892. His first performance in theatre was in 1909 with role of "Bob" in Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. He ran the Darülbedayi Theatre in Istanbul from its opening in 1914.[1]

He married in 1929 Neyyire Neyir née Münire Eyüp, one of the first ever Turkish actresses, who debuted in the 1923 movie Ateşten Gömlek, directed by himself.[2] The marriage lasted until Neyyire's death in 1943. Ertuğrul then married Handan Uran (born 1927) in 1950.[3] A stage actress, she starred in her only movie, the 1953 Halıcı Kız, once again directed by Ertuğrul himself.[4] She survived her husband's death in 1979.[5]

Death[edit]

During his stay in Izmir following the honorary doctor ceremony, Ertuğrul died of a heart attack at the age of 87 on 29 April 1979. He was buried in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery in Istanbul.[1]

Awards[edit]

Muhsin Ertuğrul was bestowed the title Honorary Doctor by Ege University on 23 April 1979 in recognition for his contribution to the theatre and cinema of Turkey.[1]

Legacy[edit]

Two theatres in Turkey are named in his honor: the Harbiye Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage in Istanbul and Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage, Ankara.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Halıcı Kız (1953) (The Carpetmaker Girl)
  • Evli mi bekar mı (1951)
  • Kızılırmak karakoyun (1946)
  • Yayla kartalı (1945) (The Plateau Eagle)
  • Kıskanç (1942) (The Jealous One)
  • Kahveci güzeli (1941) (The Handsome Coffee Shop-Keeper)
  • Akasya palas (1940)
  • Nasreddin Hoca düğünde (1940) (Nasreddin Hodja at the Wedding Feast)
  • Şehvet kurbanı (1940) (The Victim of Lust)
  • Tosun paşa (1939)
  • Allah'ın cenneti (1939) (The Paradise of God)
  • Bir kavuk devrildi (1939)
  • Aynaroz kadısı (1938) (The Judge of Athos)
  • Aysel Bataklı Damın Kızı (tr) (1934)
  • Leblebici Horhor Ağa (1934)
  • Milyon avcıları (1934)
  • Cici berber (1933) (The Pretty Barber)
  • Nasit dolandırıcı (1933) (Nasit, the Swindler)
  • Karım beni aldatırsa (1933) (If My Wife Betrays Me)
  • Kakos dromos (1933) (The Wrong Road) (USA)
  • Söz bir, Allah bir (1933)
  • Bir millet uyanıyor (1932) (A Nation Is Awaking)
  • İstanbul sokaklarında (1931) (In the Streets of Istanbul)
  • The Courier of Angola (1929)
  • Kaçakçılar (1929) (The Smugglers)
  • Ankara postası (1928)
  • Bir sigara yüzünden (1928) (For a Cigarette)
  • Sözde kızlar (1924)
  • Leblebici Horhor Ağa (1924)
  • Ateşten Gömlek (1923)
  • Kız Kulesinde bir facia (1923)
  • Boğaziçi esrarı (1922) Nur baba (Turkey: Turkish title), (The Bosphorus Mystery) (International title)
  • İstanbul'da bir facia-i aşk (1922) (A Love Tragedy In Istanbul)
  • İstanbul'da ıstırap (1922)
  • Die Teufelsanbeter (1921) (The Devil Worshippers)
  • Das Fest der schwarzen Tulpe (1920) (co-director, with Marie Luise Droop)
  • Samson (1919) aka Istırap (Turkey: Turkish title)

Actor[edit]

  • Kıskanç (1942) (The Jealous One)
  • Şehvet kurbanı (1940) (The Victim of Lust)
  • The Courier of Angola (1929)
  • Ankara postası (1928)
  • Die Frau mit den Millionen - 1. Der Schuß in der Pariser Oper (1923)
  • Ateşten gömlek (1923)
  • Kız Kulesinde bir facia (1923)
  • Boğaziçi esrarı (1922) Nur baba (Turkey: Turkish title), The Bosphorus Mystery (International title)
  • İstanbul'da ıstırap (1922)
  • Samson (1919) Istırap (Turkey: Turkish title)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Muhsin Ertuğrul'un Hayatı" (in Turkish). Muhsin Ertuğrul Mesleki Eğitim Merkezi. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Neyyire Neyir (Münire Eyüp Ertuğrul)" (in Turkish). İstanbul Kadın Müzesi. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Atabilen, Ezgi (8 April 2012). "1950 öncesi Türk sinemasına yolculuk". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "TÜRVAK Türker İnanoğlu Vakfı Sinema-Tiyatro Müzesi ve Sanat Kitaplığı Açıldı" (in Turkish). Sinema Bültenleri. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Halıcı Kız 1953" (in Turkish). Sinema Türk. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 

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