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Wake for Egyptian actor Said Saleh to be held Tuesday

Ahram Online, Sunday 3 Aug 2014
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Egyptian Actor Saeed Saleh (Photo:Al-Ahram)
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The wake for renowned Egyptian actor Said Saleh who died at 76 on Friday 1 August is set to take place on Tuesday 5 August at Omar Makram Mosque in Downtown Cairo after Dusk prayers.

The actor was burried on Sunday 3 August in his birthplace near Ashmoun Village in Menofiya Governerate after he passed away in the Armed Forces Hospital in the Maadi district in Cairo.

Born on 13 July 1939, Saleh (or Saeed Saleh), was a prominent actor who had appeared in hundreds of plays and films since the 1960s, including numerous acclaimed roles alongside Egypt’s biggest stars.

His best known film roles include those in El-Rasasa La Tazalu Fe Gaibi (The Bullet Is Still in My Pocket, 1974) and Ala Bab El-Wazir (At the Door of the Minister, 1982) in which he acted alongside Adel Imam, Tawfik El-Dekn and Yousra; and Salam Ya Sahby (Goodbye My Friend, 1986) which also featured Imam, Said Saleh, Sawsan Badr and Ahmed El-Defrawy.

He had a long life friendship with Imam, with whom he appeared in many plays and films throughout the decades. One of their most recent joint projects was Amr Arafa's Alzheimers (2010).

Saleh was also a prominent theatre actor. One of his best known performances was in comedy play Madraset El-Moshaghbeen (The School of Mischief), in which he played Morsi El-Zanati. Written by Ali Salem and directed by Husameddin Mostafa, the play was among the biggest successes of Egypt's theatre scene in the 1970s.

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