Beloved Egyptian actor Ahmed Ramzy dies at 82

Ahram Online, Friday 28 Sep 2012

Ramzy, who came to prominence in the 1950s, was known for playing womanizers and playboys in his film roles

Ahmed Ramzy

Prominent Egyptian actor Ahmed Ramzy died on Friday after falling at his house at a resort on Egypt’s north coast.

Ramzy, who passed away at the age of 82, made his last film appearance in 2002 when he featured in 'El-Warda El-Hamra' (Red Rose). He ended a 20-year absence when he took part in a low-key film in 1999.

He was one of Egypt’s most prominent actors in the 1950s, 60s and early 70s. Ramzy made his acting film debut in 1955 in the famous film 'Ayamna El-Helwa' (Our Happy Days) which also featured Omar El-Sharif and late singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.

Ramzy was known for his womanizing and funny playboy roles. His last acting appearance came in 2007 when he featured in a television series called 'Hanan WaHanin' (Hanan and Hanin) along with El-Sharif, his best friend.

His most famous movies are Sira’ Al-Mina (Dark Waters) in 1956 and Thartharah fawqa al-Nil (Adrift on the Nile) in 1971, which he described as his favourite film.

Ramzy also starred in several comedy movies, including two famous ones with Ismail Yassine in the late 1950s. He took part in a dozen of films with legendary actresses Soad Hosny and Faten Hamama.


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