Original postcard signed and inscribed 'Ediz Hun'
EDIZ HUN, (Turkish film actor and politician), (1940-).
Karakter Color., Istanbul, [ca. 1980].
Original postcard shows Ediz Hun's color portrait photo signed and inscribed by Ediz Hun as 'Meral'e sevgilerle'. 15x11 cm. In Turkish. Ediz Hun is a Turkish film actor and politician. Hun was born in 1940 to a Circassian father and a Turkish mother. After studying at St. George's Austrian High School in Istanbul, he graduated in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Trondheim in Norway. After he had participated in a contest organized by Ses (The Voice) magazine he was noticed by producers. He made his debut in 1963 with "Genç Kizlar" (Young Girls) opposite Hülya Koçyigit. He went on to become a household name, sometimes acting in more than 10 films in a year. On 3 March 1973, he married socialite Berna after a highly publicized affair. The couple has two children, a daughter, Bengü (born 1974), and a son, Burak (born 1981). In 1985, he became a lecturer at Marmara University. He decided to try his hand at politics and became a member of parliament for the Anavatan Partisi (Motherland Party), between the years 1999 and 2002.