She acted in over 50 movies. Bizim Aile (1975), Aile Serefi (1976), Tosun Pasa (1976), Copculer Krali (1977), Gulen Gozler (1977), Cicek Abbas (1982) and Hacivat Karagoz Neden Olduruldu? (2006) are just some of the ones she will be remembered for.
Gruda won the Sadri Alisik Awards for theatre and cinema in 2006 and an Antalya-based Golden Orange Award in 2010 for Best Actress.
She also received the Istanbul Film Festival’s Honorary Award in 2012.
Gruda’s burial and funeral services will be held at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery on Friday.
Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy conveyed his condolences, saying: “I am deeply sorry for the loss of Ms Aysen Gruda, one of the most prominent artists of the [Turkish] cinema and stage community.”
Turkey’s Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim and Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) also offered their sympathy following the announcement of Gruda’s passing.
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