Who is Suna Pekuysal?

Who is Suna Pekuysal?
Who is Suna Pekuysal?

Suna Pekuysal (24 October 1933 - 22 July 2008), Turkish cinema, theater and television actor, voice actor.


His real name is Adile Suna Belener. While studying at the Department of Singing and Ballet at the Istanbul Municipal Conservatory, he appeared on the stage for the first time in 1949 with the play "Artist Wanted" by Kadri Ögelman in the children's department of the Istanbul City Theater. Three years later he moved to the drama section. He married journalist Ergun Koknar in 1964. In 1973, their son Sait Ali Koknar was born.

The artist, who worked at the City Theaters for 54 years, retired from the City Theaters on October 24, 1998.

Suna Pekuysal, who took part in more than 250 theater plays throughout her artistic life, also appeared in nearly 100 movies. His most prominent role in his last years was the comedy series "Enough Anne", where he shared the lead role with Özkan Uğur on ATV.

Pekuysal played with Zihni Göktay for 1984 years in the musical named "Lüküs Hayat", which was staged at Istanbul City Theaters in 1933, composed by Ekrem Reşit Rey in 14, composed by Cemal Reşit Rey and staged by Haldun Dormen. The artist, who retired after “Lüküs Hayat”, which gained a great success and brought nostalgia to audiences of all ages from seven to seventy, took part as a guest artist in the play “Raspudu” written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Çetin İpekkaya at the City Theaters. Suna Pekuysal has appeared in 53 plays and 250 films in 100 years.

His name has always been mentioned among the best in Turkish theater. The artist has also appeared in TV series. These include the "Young Indiana Jones" movie of the series and had the subject in Turkey "Istanbul: September 1918" is a fortune teller portrayed in this film.

According to Suna Pekuysal, “The artist cannot be retired”. He wanted to do theater until he died and he insisted: "I want to die on the stage!"

Pekuysal fell at home on 17 July 2008, breaking his hip bone. He was treated and operated at Istanbul Medical Faculty, and then he was taken to intensive care. Pekuysal, who was connected to his breathing apparatus, died on July 22, 2008. Despite being brought back to life with the interventions made; Pekuysal, whose heart stopped at around 10:30, lost his life.

A ceremony was held for Suna Pekuysal at the Istanbul City Theater Reşat Nuri Stage. Istanbul City Theater General Art Director Orhan Alkaya and Sait Ali Köknar, the son of Suna Pekuysal, gave speeches, followed by the noon prayer at Ataköy 5th Part Mosque. He was buried in Merkezefendi Cemetery.

Awards

  1. 1980 Avni Dilligil Award (Tirpan)
  2. 1980 Ulvi Uraz Award (Scythe)
  3. 1986 Art Institution Award (Lüküs Hayat)
  4. 1987 İsmail Dümbüllü Award (Lüküs Hayat)
  5. 1998 Afife Theater Awards - Nisa Serezli Aşkıner Special Award
  6. 2000 Belkıs Dilligil Honor Award
  7. 2001 38th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Lifetime Honor Award
  8. 2003 Muhsin Ertuğrul Theater Labor Award

Some theater plays

  • Sultan Bride: Cahit Atay: Istanbul City Theater - 2003
  • Straw Hat: Eugene Labiche: Istanbul City Theater - 2001
  • Raspberry (play): Joseph Kesselring - Istanbul City Theater - 1997
  • Inspector (play): Nikolay Vasilyeviç Gogol - Istanbul City Theater - 1991
  • The Epic of Keşanlı Ali: Haldun Taner - Istanbul City Theater - 1987
  • Lüküs Hayat: Ekrem Reşit Rey \ Cemal Reşit Rey - Istanbul City Theater - 1987
  • Montserrat: Emmanuel Robles - Istanbul City Theater
  • Neş Şey-i Muhabbet: Singing Theater - 1982
  • Cocoons: Adalet Ağaoğlu - Istanbul City Theater
  • Artist Wanted

Films

  1. Life Companion (1952)
  2. Carpet Girl (1953)
  3. Berduş (1957)
  4. The Fall of Leaves (1958)
  5. Allı Yemeni (1958)
  6. Bride in Love (1959)
  7. Milky Way (1959)
  8. Garipler Street (1959)
  9. Love Wind (1960)
  10. Lover of the Neighborhood (1960)
  11. A Spring Part (1961)
  12. Bus Passengers (1961)
  13. Poor Necdet (1961)
  14. The Woman I Can't Forget (1961)
  15. Polished Ibo Forced Father (1961)
  16. Minnoş (1961)
  17. Tramp (1961)
  18. Life Is Sometimes Sweet (1962)
  19. Captive Bird (1962)
  20. The Little Lady's Destiny (1962)
  21. The Groom Gentleman (1962)
  22. The Little Lady in Europe (1962)
  23. One Night Stand (1962)
  24. Where is the devil in this (1962)
  25. The Little Lady's Driver (1962)
  26. Love Is Beautiful (1962)
  27. Find Our Joy (1962)
  28. Seven Days of Love (1962)
  29. For Alone (1962)
  30. Pine Gum (1962)
  31. Hormuz with Seven Husbands (1963)
  32. First Eye Pain (1963)
  33. No Time for Love (1963)
  34. Cici Can (1963)
  35. Tomboy is getting married (1963)
  36. Love Buds (1963)
  37. Adana Tayfur (1963)
  38. The Bad Seed (1963)
  39. Husband for Rent (1963)
  40. Opening Acacias (1963)
  41. The Angry Boy (1964)
  42. Afilli Young Men (1964)
  43. The Woman Barber (1964)
  44. We Are Not Alone (1964)
  45. Yigitler Bed (1964)
  46. My King Friend (1964)
  47. King of Drivers (1964)
  48. Liar's Candle (1965)
  49. Four Crazy and One Fool (1965)
  50. Two Watermelons in One Sofa (1965)
  51. The Jealous Woman (1966)
  52. Wren (1966)
  53. Evening Sun (1966)
  54. Factory's Driver (1966)
  55. When My Darling Become an Artist (1966)
  56. Traffic Belma (1967)
  57. Moist Eyes (1967)
  58. You Are Mine (1967)
  59. Three Girls in Love (1967)
  60. Pride in Destruction (1967)
  61. Paydos (1968)
  62. Clerk (1968)
  63. Not a Woman, but Trouble (1968)
  64. The Carousel Returns (1968)
  65. The Gospel Sergeant (1968)
  66. Bloody Nigar (1968)
  67. Sazlı Damın Kahpesi (1969)
  68. Henna Partridge (1969)
  69. Bride in Love (1969)
  70. The Name of the Taste Blonde of Brown (1969)
  71. Ayşecik - Keepers of the Home (1969)
  72. The Little Lady's Driver (1970)
  73. Inner Groom (1970)
  74. Allı Yemeni (1970)
  75. Raw Fruit (1970)
  76. Kezban in Rome (1970)
  77. Unlawfully Living (1971)
  78. Keloğlan Among Us (1971)
  79. Once Upon a Time (1971)
  80. Longing (1971)
  81. We Are Not Alone (1971)
  82. Sehzade Sinbad on Kaf Mountain (1971)
  83. Hüdaverdi - Pirtik (1971)
  84. Murat of Tophaneli (1971)
  85. Life Is Beautiful With Joy (1971)
  86. Ours (1971)
  87. Velvet Pouch (1971)
  88. Keloğlan (1971)
  89. Keloğlan and Can Kız (1972)
  90. I'm a Strange Keloğlan (1976)
  91. Enough Anne (2002)
  92. Construction (2003)
  93. Bread Boat (2004)
  94. Taberik Unlucky (2004)
  95. Capkin (2005)
  96. There's a thief! (2005)
  97. European Side (2006) as Guest Actor
  98. Life Science (2006) as Guest Actor
  99. Liar Yarim (2007) Sequel Still


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