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Well-known Egyptian actor Mahmoud El-Qalaawi dies at 79

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Dec 2018
Mahmoud al-Qalawi
File Photo: Egyptian actor Mahmoud al-Qalawi after being honoured at the 59th Catholic Centre Film Festival in Cairo on May 6, 2011 (AFP)
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Egyptian actor Mahmoud El-Qalaawi died today at the age of 79 after a brief struggle with illness.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at Omar Bin Abdel-Aziz Mosque in Heliopolis.

El-Qalaawi was born in 12 November, 1939, and graduated from Faculty of Law on 1964.

He was awarded the lifetime achievement award and honoured at the 59th Catholic Centre Film Festival in Cairo in 2011.

El-Qalaawi's career in television, cinema and theatre spanned over 45 years.

His most memorable work in theatre came in The Joker (1979) opposite comedian Mohamed Sobhi.

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