Actor, director (B. 8th
November 1906, Istanbul - D. 28th April 1978, Istanbul). He was one
of the initiators of the boulevard theatre in
1942, he gained big success by playing in the revue of Ekrem Reşit Rey named Alabanda together with Safiye Ayla. He
joined the Ses Operetta in the beginning of 1945. At the end of the same year,
he founded the Operetta of Karaca and he put on the stage many plays in
Anatolian tours, Mulenruj, Atlas Cinema and Maksim. Actors such as Celal
Sururi, Tevhit Bilge, İrma Toto (Toto Karaca), Muzaffer Hepgüler and Adile
Naşit got on the stage in the Operetta of Karaca that was closed in 1950. Karaca
founded the Karaca Theatre in
Karaca pursued the goal of making the community laugh by using the current political events in his jokes on the stage both in this play and in plays such as Ednan Bey Duymasın (Refik Kordağ, 1955), Sabık Bakan (Feydeau, 1955), Lahmacun Cumhuriyeti (1963), Demirel'e Söylerim (N. Yal-B. Selönü, 1966) and Senatür (1968) that he wrote himself. He also gave the opportunity to Kenterler, Münir Özkul and Tevhit Bilge communities to get on the stage in the theatre hall. After his community was separated, he worked in other theatres as a guest director and actor or he got into short partnerships.
During the vaudevilles that Karaca staged especially in his own theatre and in which he took the leading role, he took constantly the attention of the audience on himself and, with the help of his mastership in improvisation, he frequently went beyond the script of the play and continued with momentary jokes that were suitable to the atmosphere of the day. Karaca, who started to act in the cinema with the movie Karım Beni Aldatırsa of Muhsin Ertuğrul in 1933, took part in many movies such as Leblebici Horhor, Aynaroz Kadısı, Bir Kavuk Devrildi, Akasya Palas, and İstanbul Yıldızları. He played the leading role in some theater plays that were adapted into a movie such as Cibali Karakolu.
Muammer Karaca Opereti 1951 Turnesi (1951), Artistler Albümü (30 pages).