Egyptian actress Magda Al-Sabahi dies at 89

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Jan 2020

Throughout three decades of her career, Al-Sabahi appeared in over 60 films

Magda Al-Sabahi

Egyptian actress Magda Al-Sabahi, whose years of glory marked Egypt's 1950s and 1960, died in Cairo after struggling with illness, Al-Ahram Arabic revealed.

Born on 5 May 1939 as Afaf Ali (or Afaf Kamel Al-Sabahi) in Tanta (Gharbia governorate), the Egyptian star was better known as Magda Al-Sabahi, or simply Magda.

Throughout three decades of her career, and prior to her retirement from acting, Al-Sabahi appeared in over 60 films, with the most notable roles being those in El-Naseh (1949), Malish had (1954), Hegret El-Rasoul, Ayna Omry (1957), Banat El-Yom (1957), Al-Ragol Allazy Ohebo (1962), El-Omr Lahza (1978), among many others.

She played the leading role in Youssef Chahine's historical film Djamila l'Algérienne (1958), which tackles the life of Djamila, one of the most remarkable revolutionary women of Algeria. 

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