Fikret Hakan, Turkish actor, Died at 83

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Fikret Hakan was born on April 23, 1934, and died on July 11, 2017.

He was also known as Bumin Gaffar Çitanak.

Hakan was a prolific Turkish film actor and a recipient of the honorary State Artist, a prestigious title awarded by the Turkish government.

He was born to Gaffar and Fatma Belkıs.

Fikret’s mother was a head nurse while his father was a literature teacher.

Fikret moved from Balikesir to Galatasaray High School in Istanbul along with his parents as a teenager.

He started his artistic career in 1950 as an actor for the Ses Theatre and a contributor to literary magazines.

Making his debut in Evli mi bekar mi, a short comedy directed by Muhsin Ertugrul in 1951, and his feature film debut in 1953 in Köprüalti Çocuklari (Kids Under the Bridge), he has made over 170 appearances in film to date, although his career was at its most productive throughout the 1950s and 1960s through to 1976.

Fikret started out in films such as Revenge of the Snakes (Yılanların öcü) in 1962.

He died at a hospital in Istanbul after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Fikret Hakan passed away at 83 years old.

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