Erol Gunaydin was a veteran actor and a renowned celebrity of the Turkish cinema. He was born on April 16, 1933, and died on October 15, 2012. He was a film actor and also a theatre actor who has performed in many films and plays as well. He became most popular because of his One Man Shows. Here are some more details about the legendary actor who has set a great example in the Turkish cinema.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Erol Gunaydin
1- Erol Gunaydin’s Family Background
He was born in Akcaabat, Trabzon Province and belonged to a Turkish family. Erol Gunaydin wanted to become a theatre actor when he was a student. It was the time when he focused on both studies and acting career.
2- His Educational History
He had done his schooling from Galatasaray High School. At that time, he assumed a variety of plays and roles in films and theatre plays as well.
3- Rise To Fame
He became famous when he joined theatre plays and television shows frequently. Initially, he appeared as the Turkish voice of Yogi Bear, and then in his Nasreddin Hoca and meddah shows. Also, he played a lead role in the most successful hit television serial ‘Cicek Taxi’.
4- He Was Best Known For
Erol Gunaydin was best known for his showman which he depicted the role of Nasreddin Hoca and his remarkable performances in the traditional Turkish meddah (One Man Show).
5- His Career Beginning
He was played in Haldun Dormen Pocket Theatre (The Priest Ran Away) began his career with the game in 1955.
6- He Gets Married To
He gets married to Gunes Gunaydin who was a resident of Manisa, along with his children. Also, one of his children is married into an Italian family.
7- In His Reverence
His biography put in writing form of a long interview with the journalist Emine Algan, which was published in the year 2007. He also acted as voice over for Carl Fredericksen in the Turkish dub of the 2009 Pixar film Up.
8- He Died In Istanbul
He died on 15th October 2012, in a hospital in Istanbul. Erol was hospitalized on 24th August, due to Dyspnea in ICU in Bodrum. His death news was announced by his daughter Gunfer Gunaydin through her tweet. He was buried at the Ferikoy Cemetery, Istanbul.