egyptians bid farewell to faten hamama
Last Updated : GMT 09:03:51
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today
Last Updated : GMT 09:03:51
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today

Goodbye to lady of the screen

Egyptians bid farewell to Faten Hamama

Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today

Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Egyptians bid farewell to Faten Hamama

Egyptian actress Faten Hamama
Cairo - Arab Today

Film fans bid an emotional farewell Sunday to Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, a star of Arabic cinema and ex-wife of Omar Sharif, who was buried at her family cemetery in Cairo.
Hamama, who made her screen debut at seven years old, died on Saturday aged 83, after a career spanning seven decades and almost 100 films alongside masters of Egypt's film industry, including Youssef Chahine.
"Egypt says goodbye to the lady of the screen," said a banner carried by fans, as Hamama's body was taken from a mosque in Cairo's October 6 neighbourhood for burial at her family cemetery, an AFP photographer said.
Some fans took selfies on their mobile phones with film stars and politicians who attended the funeral.
"Faten Hamama was an exceptional ambassador for Egypt... she spread love and beauty wherever she went," said former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, who attended the funeral.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Egypt's arts scene had "lost one of its principal pillars".
"Faten Hamama will remain as one of the icons of Egyptian and Arabic fine arts that has contributed to forming and elevating Arabic awareness," Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said in a statement.
Hamama often starred in films with Omar Sharif. Born a Christian, he converted to Islam to marry Hamama and described her as the only love of his life.
The couple appeared together in the 1961 movie "River of Love", based on Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina".
They divorced in 1974 when Sharif, already famous in his homeland, launched a career in Hollywood.
"The lady of the Arabic screen," as she was known, suffered "a sudden health problem which led to her death," Egypt's official news agency MENA reported Saturday.
MENA said she had been hospitalised weeks earlier due to illness but had returned home.
"Egypt and the Arab world have lost a creative and artistic talent who enriched Egyptian art with her sophisticated performances," a statement from the president's office said.
A leading light in the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Hamama's career reached its pinnacle in the 1940s and 1950s.
She starred in romantic movies alongside the famed Arab crooner Abdel Halim Hafez as well as in films advocating women's rights and condemning social injustices.
Hamama had a daughter, Nadia, from a previous marriage and tied the knot for a third time with doctor Mohamed Abdel Wahab.
Source: AFP

 

almaghribtoday
almaghribtoday

GMT 08:29 2018 Saturday ,20 January

#MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

GMT 10:02 2018 Thursday ,18 January

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

GMT 09:13 2018 Wednesday ,17 January

Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing

GMT 08:33 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

Lebanon bans Spielberg film and adventurer biopic

GMT 09:53 2018 Monday ,15 January

Famed photographer Mario Testino accused

GMT 11:10 2018 Sunday ,14 January

Liam Neeson says 'witch hunt' in Hollywood

GMT 11:46 2018 Saturday ,13 January

Most Americans 'don't want' Oprah to run

GMT 08:52 2018 Friday ,12 January

Film legend Delon says he's ready to die
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

egyptians bid farewell to faten hamama egyptians bid farewell to faten hamama

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

egyptians bid farewell to faten hamama egyptians bid farewell to faten hamama

 



Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 09:22 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 11:03 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 10:57 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president

GMT 13:56 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 10:47 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 10:14 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

GMT 11:03 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 07:45 2017 Saturday ,21 October

IS claims deadly attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul

GMT 11:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Art project transforms historic Indian fishing dock

GMT 12:18 2017 Monday ,08 May

Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike

GMT 15:39 2017 Wednesday ,04 October

Catalonia tension drags Madrid stock market down 3%

GMT 14:12 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 07:01 2017 Wednesday ,19 April

Houthi rocket injures five civilians in Najran

GMT 15:05 2017 Thursday ,28 December

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana's toxic dump

GMT 12:56 2017 Saturday ,11 November

London woos Saudi Aramco with $2bn loan guarantee

GMT 08:07 2014 Wednesday ,04 June

Black Vodka

GMT 20:52 2017 Thursday ,30 March

Donia Abdel Aziz creates new account on "Instagram"

GMT 17:34 2017 Tuesday ,12 September

Three astronauts set for ISS blast-off
Almaghrib Today, almaghrib today
 
 Almaghrib Today Facebook,almaghrib today facebook  Almaghrib Today Twitter,almaghrib today twitter Almaghrib Today Rss,almaghrib today rss  Almaghrib Today Youtube,almaghrib today youtube  Almaghrib Today Youtube,almaghrib today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

.almaghribtoday .almaghribtoday .almaghribtoday .almaghribtoday
almaghribtoday almaghribtoday almaghribtoday
almaghribtoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
almaghribtoday, Almaghribtoday, Almaghribtoday