Egyptian actors who deceased at age 72

Here are 3 famous actors from Egypt died at 72:

Mahmoud el-Meliguy

Mahmoud el-Meliguy (December 22, 1910 Cairo-June 6, 1983 Cairo) a.k.a. Mahmud Al Miligi, Mahmoud El Meligui, Mahmoud El Miligui, Marlon Brando of the East or Maḥmoūd al-Meleygī was an Egyptian actor. He had three children, Morsi el-Meliguy, Isis el-Meliguy and Gamal El-Din el-Meliguy.

Mahmoud el-Meliguy was best known for his roles in films such as "Nights of Love" (1959) and "The Flirtation of Girls" (1949). He began his acting career in the 1930s and went on to appear in over 150 films throughout his career. El-Meliguy was also a trained singer and performed as a member of the Egyptian Opera House. He was considered one of the most popular actors of his time in Egypt and was known for his good looks and charm. El-Meliguy passed away in 1983 at the age of 72.

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Shoukry Sarhan

Shoukry Sarhan (March 12, 1925 Al Sharqia Governorate-March 29, 1997 Cairo) a.k.a. Mohammad Shoukry Al Husseini Sarhan, Choukri Sarhane, Shukry Sarhan or Mohamed Shukry Sarhan was an Egyptian actor.

He started his acting career in the 1940s as a theatre actor and made his film debut in 1952. He gained recognition for his role in the film "The Ghost" in 1960, which propelled him to stardom. Throughout his career, he starred in over 150 films and was known for his versatility as an actor, being able to adapt to various roles ranging from comedic to dramatic.

Sarhan was also a writer and director, having directed several films and authored several books. He was awarded the Best Actor award at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival for his role in the film "The Dupes". Sarhan was also recognized for his contributions to the arts and was awarded the Order of the Republic, the highest civilian honor in Egypt.

After his death in 1997, the annual Shoukry Sarhan Award was established in his honor to recognize outstanding contributions to Egyptian cinema.

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Mahmoud Shokoko

Mahmoud Shokoko (May 1, 1912 Kingdom of Egypt-February 12, 1985 Cairo) also known as Mahmoud Ibrahim Ismail Musa was an Egyptian actor and artist.

Mahmoud Shokoko was born in the city of Tanta in the Kingdom of Egypt. He started his career in the arts as a painter before turning to acting. He appeared in over 300 films and TV shows throughout his career, gaining popularity for his comedic roles. Shokoko was known for his distinctive voice and his ability to portray a variety of characters on screen. In addition to his acting work, he wrote and directed several films, including the 1954 comedy "Al Harami" (The Thief). He was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Egyptian National Film Festival in 1976 for his role in the film "Afrita Hanem" (Miss Afrita) and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984. Shokoko was married to fellow Egyptian actress Souad Mekkawi and the couple had one daughter together. He passed away in 1985 at the age of 72 in Cairo, Egypt.

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