Egyptian actors who deceased in 1958

Here are 1 famous actors from Egypt died in 1958:

Rudy De Saxe

Rudy De Saxe (February 28, 1905 Cairo-December 27, 1958 New York City) also known as Rudolph De Saxe Savorian or Rudy DeSaxe was an Egyptian film score composer, actor and orchestrator.

He began his career in the early 1930s as a composer of scores for Egyptian films, and later worked on Hollywood productions. De Saxe composed music for more than 70 films, including "King of Kings" (1961), "The Ten Commandments" (1956), and "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957). He was known for his use of ethnic instruments and unique orchestration techniques, combining traditional Egyptian sounds with Western classical music. De Saxe was also an occasional actor, appearing in films such as "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940) and "Casablanca" (1942). Despite his success in the industry, he passed away at the young age of 53 due to a heart attack. Even after his death, his memorable music continues to captivate audiences to this day.

De Saxe was born to Armenian parents and started playing the violin at a young age. His family moved to Paris when he was a child, where he studied at the Paris Conservatory. In the 1920s, he moved to Egypt and began working as a composer for the Egyptian film industry. He was heavily influenced by Egyptian and Arabic music and incorporated these elements into his work.

In the late 1940s, De Saxe moved to Hollywood and quickly gained recognition for his unique style of composition. He was known for his ability to merge different cultures and music styles seamlessly in his scores. His work on "The Ten Commandments" earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.

Aside from his work in film, De Saxe was also a lecturer and author. He wrote a book titled "The Music of the Arabs" in 1930, which is still considered a fundamental work on the subject. He was also a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught courses on Middle Eastern music.

De Saxe's influence on film music can still be felt today, with many modern composers citing him as an inspiration. Despite his relatively short career in Hollywood, his music remains timeless and continues to be celebrated by audiences around the world.

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