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October 18, 2012

Turhan Bey, Actor Known for Movies, TV's Babylon 5

Prior to his television work, Bey appeared in several Hollywood films, often escapist adventures.

Turhan Bey, an actor who who appeared in several Hollywood films during the 1940 and ’50s, and later became known for a role in the television series Babylon 5, died September 30, 2012, in Vienna, Austria. He was 90.

According to news reports, he had been battling Parkinson's disease.

The exotically handsome Bey earned the nickname "Turkish Delight" for his persona in escapist adventure films like Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and The Amazing Mr. X. He costarred with such major stars as Errol Flynn, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne.

The son of a Turkish diplomat, he was born Gilbert Selahettin Schultavey in Vienna, and moved to the U.S. with his Jewish Czech mother to escape the Nazis.

Later in his career he joined the science fiction television series Babylon 5. Other TV credits included SeaQuest 2032 and Murder, She Wrote.

Read more about Bey's life and career at:

Variety

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