Turkish actor Bora dead at 77

Turkish actor Bora dead at 77

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Turkish actor Bora dead at 77

Turkish actor, Ekrem Bora, who appeared in 150 movies, died at 77 April 1 in an intesive unit care. Hürriyet photo

The well-known Turkish actor Ekrem Bora, 77, died April 1. Bora played leading roles in many Turkish movies, and was once a favorite actor on the Turkish cinema scene.

Bora had been hospitalized since August, when he became ill while visiting with with his family in Bodrum. He was transferred to an intensive care unit March 15.

Bora was born in Ankara in 1932. After finishing school, he trained at the Sultanahmet State Publishing House, where he received a diploma in typsesetting and binding. In 1953, he participated in and won a “Cinema Artist” competition sponsored by Sezai Solelli’s Yıldız (Star) magazine.

Bora’s career in Turkish cinema

Bora made his film debut in “Alın Yazısı” (Destiny) in 1955. After leaving acting for two years, he returned as a leading man in “Mavi Boncuk” (Blue Bead), and went on to appear in nearly 150 films. He won the Golden Orange award in the Best Actor category twice, first in 1966 for his role in “Sürtük” (Slut), and again in 1991 for “Soğuktu Ve Yağmur Çiseliyordu” (It Was Cold and Drizzling).