Farid el-Atrash Fan Club Association to commemorate 1st passing anniversary of Magda on Jan. 17



Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 02:46 GMT


Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 02:46 GMT

FILE - Late prominent star Magda el-Sabahi

FILE - Late prominent star Magda el-Sabahi

CAIRO – 14 January 2021: Farid el-Atrash Fan Club Association will commemorate the first passing anniversary of Egypt’s prominent star Magda on January 17 in Awlad el-Am Banquet Hall in Giza.


Artist Adel el-Sayed, president of the association, will talk about the most important artistic roles that brought together Magda with the great musician, Farid el-Atrash.


The ceremony also includes poem recitations, and honoring a number of the association's members, including artists and singers who participated in the association's celebrations in the memory of musician Farid el-Atrash in Bayt Al-Suhaimy and El-Hanager Center for Arts in the Egyptian Opera House.


Magda was born in Tanta and obtained a French baccalaureate degree. Her father was an employee of the Ministry of Transportation. She began her artistic life at the age of 15 without her family's knowledge and changed her name to Magda so that she would not be discovered.


Her real beginning was in 1949 with Ismail Yassin in the movie “El-Naseh” directed by Seif el-Din Shawkat.


Magda entered the field of production and founded Magda Company for Film Production. She won many awards from the Damascus International Festival, as well as Berlin and Venice International Festivals. She also received an award from the Ministry of Culture and Guidance.


She got married in 1963 to the artist Ihab Nafie, and gave birth to her daughter Ghada. After her divorce, she did not marry again.


Magda played a prominent role in the Film Society, and was considered one of the most prominent actresses in Arab cinema.



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