Renowned late Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin included in culture ministry's 'Lived Here' initiative

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Feb 2021

The 'Lived Here' initiative aims to place a sign on the building with the name of the renowned person who lived in it

Mahmoud Yassin

Actress Rania Yassin, daughter of the renowned late Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin, revealed on her Facebook page on Tuesday that her father was included in the culture ministry's 'Lived Here' initiative.

The initiative aims to commemorate names of renowned figures by placing signs on the building where they lived. 

'Lived Here', which has already installed almost 500 signs since its launch in 2020, is implemented in cooperation with the National Organisation for Urban Harmony.

In her Facebook post, Rania Yassin thanked all the authorities involved in placing the sign commemorating her father, such as the Council of Ministers, the Information and Decision Support Center, the National Authority for Civil Coordination, and the Ministry of Culture.

Mahmoud Yassin

Mahmoud Yassin was born on 2 June 1941 and died on 14 October 2020.

Prior to his graduation from the Faculty of Law at Cairo University (1964), he joined the National Theatre in 1963, where he was first a narrator of several plays, before acting in dozens of plays on stage.

He was served as the director of the theatre in the 1970s.

From the National Theatre, Yassin embarked on an illustrious film career. He starred in tens of movies, plays, and radio and TV series, dominating the lead role for most of the 1970s and 1980s.

Yassin became one of the most popular romantic film stars, starring in films such as Al-Khayt Al-Rafia (The Thin Line), Hob Wa Kibriya (Love and Pride), and Al-Rosasa La Tazal Fi Gayby (The Bullet is Still in my Pocket).

While beloved for portraying romantic characters, Yassin did not shy away from dramatic and psychological roles.

In the 1990s, Yassin shifted his career to television, starring in series like Abu Hanifa Al-Noa'man, Did Al-Tayyar (Against the Current), and Souq Al-A'sr (Afternoon Market).

His memorable roles include Where is My Mind (1974); Mouths and Rabbits (1977); Ascent to the Abyss (1978); and A Nose and Three Eyes (1972).

His key works on TV included The Whirlpool (1972); Cairo and the People (1972); and Tomorrow the Flowers Will Blossom (1984).

He was the recipient of multiple awards for excellence throughout his career, including the Ismailia Festival Award and the Tashkent Festival Award in 1980, the Arabian Cinema Award in 1984, the Algiers Festival Award in 1988, and so many more.

Yassin was an honorary president of the Cairo Radio and Television Festival in 1998.

In 2005, he was chosen by the United Nations as a Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty and hunger.

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