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Egyptian actor Ahmed Abdel-Warith dies at 71

Ahmed Abdelwarith had a 50 year long career that spanned television, cinema and theatre

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Oct 2018
Egyptian actor Ahmed Abdelwarith (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic newssite)
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Egyptian actor Ahmed Abdel-Warith died this morning in hospital at the age of 71 after a brief struggle with illness.

The funeral was held this morning with the afternoon prayer, and the wake will be held tomorrow at El-Shorta Mosque in Darrasa.

Abdel-Warith was born in 1947.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Higher Institute of Theatre Arts. He is from the generation of actors including the late Nour El-Sherif and Ahmed Zaki.

He started his career on television in shows that include Horoob (Escape), Zahret El-Aswar (The Rose of the Fence) and El-Mosaferoon (The Travellers).

His most significant roles on television were in Rehlat El-Million (The Journey of a Million), Seyam Seyam (Fasting Fasting), Qesset Ams (Yesterday's Story).

His last television series was Ard Gaw (Land-Air), which aired during Ramadan 2017.

Over the course of his career, he appeared in 150 productions in television, cinema and theatre.

Some of his best known films are Wesh Egram (Criminal Face), Al-Sadeeqan (The Two Friends), Eskenderia Leih? (Why Alexandria?), among others.

He also appeared in many plays including Ahlam Yasmine (Yasmine's Dreams), and El-Feloos Habebty (Money is my Darling).

He was also known for his active presence in the Actors Syndicate.

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