Birth Place Matching "Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Elia Kazan
Director | On the Waterfront
Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He ...
2. Steve Plytas
Actor | Batman
Steve Plytas was born on January 9, 1913 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire as Phokion Stavros Plytas. He was an actor, known for Batman (1989), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) and The Young Lady from London (1959). He was married to Amy Doris Foxell. He died on December 27, 1994 in Surrey, ...
Actress | L'affaire Marie Besnard
Alice Sapritch was unattractive and she knew it for a fact. She nevertheless decided to become an actress, aware that she would never be the love interest of the handsome hero or play the blushing ingénue. That's the reason why she set about emphasizing her lack of glamor instead of concealing it. ...
Director | Leblebici horhor aga
Muhsin Ertugrul was born on March 7, 1892 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was a director and writer, known for Leblebici horhor aga (1934), Istanbul sokaklarinda (1931) and Kahveci güzeli (1941). He was married to Handan Ertugrul, Münire and Neyir, Neyir. He died on April 29, 1979 in ...
Actor | Yavuz Sultan Selim agliyor
Sami Ayanoglu was born on April 21, 1913 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was an actor and director, known for Yavuz Sultan Selim agliyor (1952), Battal Gazi Geliyor (1955) and Dört deli bir aptal (1965). He died on November 7, 1971 in Istanbul, Turkey.
10. Paul Misraki
Soundtrack | The Quiet American
Born in Constantinople in 1908, Paul Misraki composed from the age of 7 years a waltz his mother notes on music paper.
He completed his studies at the "Lycée Janson de Sailly" where he met Ray Ventura who already created a small amateur jazz band.
Paul Misraki consolidates his musical knowledge with ...
Actor | Pals in Paradise
Rudolph Schildkraut was born on April 27, 1862 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was an actor, known for Pals in Paradise (1926), Schlemihl (1915) and His People (1925). He was married to Erna Weinstein. He died on July 15, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
14. Aram Katcher
Actor | The Right Hand of the Devil
Aram Katcher was born on July 5, 1921 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire as Hatchik Aram Katchar. He was an actor and director, known for The Right Hand of the Devil (1963), The Girl in the Kremlin (1957) and Spy Hunt (1950). He died on April 20, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Memduh Ün
Producer | Namusum için
Memduh Ün was born on March 14, 1920 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was a producer and director, known for Namusum için (1966), Üç arkadas (1972) and Bire on vardi (1963). He was married to Cahide Sen. He died on October 16, 2015 in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey.
22. Zako Heskiya
Director | Yo ho ho
Isaac Solomonov Heskiya, known as Zako Heskiya (21 September 1922 - 3 June 2006) was a Bulgarian film director and screenwriter. He graduated Cinema and Photograph College in Sofia. Since 1956 until 1965, he had been an assistant director in Boyana Film Studio. His first own film was "Torrid Noon" ...
24. Margo Lion
Actress | L'homme de nulle part
Lank and plain-looking, poker-faced and a bit starchy but looking all the more mysterious for that, Margo Lion will forever remain Jenny, the "brothel queen', in Pabst's adaptation of Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill's immortal 'Dreigroschen Oper', singing their unforgettable song 'La fiancée du ...
25. Talat Artemel
Director | Hürriyet apartmani
Talat Artemel was born on April 24, 1901 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was an actor and director, known for Hürriyet apartmani (1944), Sonsuz aci (1946) and Nasreddin Hoca (1954). He was married to Cahide Sonku. He died on August 4, 1957 in Bolu, Turkey.
32. Aziz Nesin
Writer | Gol Krali
Aziz Nesin was born on December 21, 1915 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire as Mehmet Nusret Nesin. He was a writer, known for Gol Krali (1981), Zübük (1980) and Yasar ne yasar ne yasamaz (1975). He was married to Meral Çelen and Vedia. He died on July 6, 1995 in Izmir, Turkey.
33. Osvaldo Valenti
Actor | La maschera di Cesare Borgia
Osvaldo Valenti was born on February 17, 1906 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was an actor and director, known for La maschera di Cesare Borgia (1941), Enrico IV (1943) and La cena delle beffe (1942). He was married to Fanny Musso. He died on April 30, 1945 in Milan, Italy.
34. Nezihe Becerikli
Actress | Dertli pinar
Nezihe Becerikli was born on January 21, 1920 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. She was an actress, known for Dertli pinar (1943), Büyük itiraf (1947) and Er meydani (1949). She was married to Tevhid Bilge. She died on January 18, 2000 in Istanbul, Turkey.
37. Müzeyyen Senar
Actress | Kerem ile Asli
Muzeyyen Senar is a Turkish singer of Ottoman classical music.
Born in Bursa, she moved to Istanbul when she was ten years old, growing up in uskudar. She stuttered as a child, but found refuge in singing.
When she was six years old, she already knew all the popular Turkish folk songs by heart. When ...
Actor | Daglari bekliyen kiz
Ahmet Tarik Tekçe was born on December 15, 1920 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was an actor, known for Daglari bekliyen kiz (1955), Çölde bir Istanbul kizi (1957) and Iki çalgicinin seyahati (1963). He died on October 4, 1964 in Ankara, Turkey.
42. Zozo Dalmas
Actress | Despoinis dikigoros
Zozo Dalmas was one of the first Greek divas. She started her career in the Greek city of Salonika back in the 1920s and she soon became an important actress and well-known operetta singer. But above all Zozo was one of the most beautiful women who lived in the Mediterranean area back then and her ...