Original photograph signed and inscribed 'B. Aksoy'.
BEHIYE AKSOY, (Born Behiye Tetiker; Turkish female singer of Turkish classical music genre), (1933-2015).
Stüdyo Taç., Beyoglu - Istanbul, [ca. 1950s].
Original b/w portrait photograph signed and inscribed by Behiye Aksoy as 'Hayat hanmefendi'ye sonsuz sevgilerimle'. 14x9 cm. Stamp of photo studio on verso. The photo was taken Foto Taç located in Beyoglu, Istanbul in its period. Behiye Aksoy (born Behiye Tetiker; 19 September 1933 - 31 May 2015) was a Turkish female singer of the Turkish classical music genre. Her maiden surname was Tetiker. After primary school in Istanbul, her family moved to Ankara, where she finished junior high school. At the age of 15, she applied to the audition for Ankara Radio. She was among the five successful candidates out of 200. She was one of the Turkish music singers of Ankara Radio for nine years. In 1958, for the first time, she got on stage in Ankara. Three years later, she moved to İstanbul and became one of the two-star performers of the "Maksim Gazino", the most famous night club in Turkey at the time. The other star performer was Zeki Müren. She also released records; about 100 45-rpm and 20 LPs. She played in four films. She received a platinum diadem for her success from her record company. She married three times. The first was with Halil Aksoy, a musician between 1952 and 1963. Halil Aksoy was the father of her only son Ahmet Kazim. Although they were divorced, she kept the surname Aksoy. Her two other marriages were short living. Between 1973 and 1974, she married Berker Inanoglu, a film producer. Her third marriage was with Fahrettin Aslan, the owner of the Maksim night club, which also ended in the same year.