Poet, actor, director
(B. 1934, Ankara- D. June 7, 1967, Islahiye). He completed his secondary education in Galatasaray High School
and attended to Istanbul
School for a while. He did
not graduate and began to take roles in private theatres (1954). He went to France with a scholarship (1956) and also conducted
research about theatre in Germany,
Sweden and Finland. He was
the vice director in Théatre
National Populaire, director and actor in Comédi de Saint-Etienne and Compaigne
Chavert. When he returned to Istanbul in 1960,
he worked as a director in Istanbul City Theatres and in Arena he established
and in Ankara Art Theatre.
He had a traffic accident in June 2 and injured badly, he died in care of Hacettepe Hospital.
He published his poems in Yenilik, Mavi magazines (1953-57). His poem file Uzak was
not published. He received the first degree in 1957 Yunus Nadi Poem Gift, he received
the best director award with “72. Koğuş” in 1967. He translated Kral Übü
(from Alfred Jarry, 1962).
REFERENCE: TDE Ansiklopedisi (vol. 2, p. 147),
Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar
Sözlüğü (exp. ed. 6, 1999), TBE
Ansiklopedisi (2001), İhsan Işık