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Gruda, Ayşen
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Ayşen Gruda (1944–2019) was a Turkish theatre and film actress, and one of the few comediennes of Turkish cinema’s Yeşilçam era (known as Turkey’s Hollywood). She was born Ayşen Erman on 22 August 1944 in Istanbul. Gruda, who was nicknamed “Domates güzeli” (“Tomato beauty”), appeared in more than fifty TV productions and series (1977–2018), usually in minor roles, and in at least 100 movies for theatrical release (1975–2018) or video distribution (1982–8). In more than thirty-five films, Gruda st…

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Kayi, Kerem, “Gruda, Ayşen”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_45904>
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