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Prominent Egyptian actor Mahmoud El-Guindy dies at 74

Ahram Weekly Editorial , Thursday 11 Apr 2019
Mahmoud El-Guindy
Egyptian actor Mahmoud El-Guindy during a TV appearance on satellite TV channel dmc in January 2018
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Prominent Egyptian actor Mahmoud El-Guindy has passed away, Egypt’s actors union said in a statement early on Thursday. He was 74.

El-Guindy died at a Cairo hospital where he had spent his last few days after a sudden decline in health, local media reported.

His funeral is scheduled to take place on Thursday in his hometown in the governorate of Beheira.

El-Guindy was born in the Nile Delta governorate of Al-Behiera in 1945.

He started his film career in the 1970’s after graduating the Higher Institute of Cinema.

He appeared in more than 100 films from 1976 till 2019.

El-Guindy was notably known for appearing ion the big screen with Egyptian megastar Adel Emam in Playing With The Big Boys (1991), Shams Al-Zanati (1991) .

Nagy Al Ali (1992) “and The Wedding (2009) were also among his films.

In an illustrious TV Career, he appeared in more than 200 series, most notably My Dear Children, Thank You (1979) alongside the late comedian Abdel-Moneim Madbouly,  Tears in Shameless Eyes ( 1980), also with Adel Imam, and Honey and Tears (1983).

In theatre, El-Guindy starred with the late comedian Fouad El-Mohandes in 1979 theater classic It is Really a Respectable Family , then dozens of other plays.


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