The dancer in this scene from the 1952 Egyptian film ‘El Osta Hassan’ (Foreman Hassan الاسطى حسن) is Fekriya Mohamed (فكرية محمد). It seems that Fekriya Mohamed only appeared in four movies in the 1950s and then retired. The singer with her is Egyptian comedian and singer, Mahmoud Shekuku who shows a definite talent for candle balancing. The movie starred Huda Sultan and Farid Shawki (they were married for many years in real life) along with Zuzu Madi, Mary Munib and Riad Hussein. Also starring is a young Rushdi Abaza at the beginning of his acting career.
Rushdi Abaza was an Egyptian actor who later married Samia Gamal. The marriage lasted about 10 years until Samia Gamal learned that Rusdhi Abaza had not-so-secretly married Lebanese singer/actress Sabah. The Abaza-Sabah marriage only lasted 6 days at which point Sabah learned that Abaza had failed to divorce Samia Gamal.
Samia Gamal dances in a scene from the December 1951 Egyptian film ‘Al Khad al Gamil’ (The Beauty’s Cheek خد الجميل). The singer with her is Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.
‘Al Khad al Gamil’ was released in December 1951 and starred Samia Gamal and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (of course) along with Zomoroda (her name means ‘Emerald’), comedian/singer Mahmoud Shekuku, Mary Munib, Omar al Gizawy and Suad Mekawi.
Samia Gamal dances as the introductory credits roll at the start of the Egyptian film ‘Al Khad al Gamil’ (The Beauty’s Cheek خد الجميل). The singer is Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (عبدالعزيز محمود). The film was released in December 1951 and starred Samia Gamal and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (of course) along with Zomoroda (her name means ‘Emerald’), Mahmoud Shekuku, Mary Munib, Omar al Gizawy and Suad Mekawi.
Katy (her name is also spelt in English as Kitty, Keti and Katie) was born in 1927 in Alexandria, Egypt to a Greek father and Egyptian mother. The male singer who is playing the part of the magician is Mahmoud Shekuku who was usually known by just his family name. Can anyone ID the movie please?
Katy returned to live in Athens in 1965 following a scandal in Egypt which involved her affair with a man named Refaat al Gammal who proved to be an Israeli double agent.
Trivia: Refaat al Gammal loved acting and appeared in small roles in several Egyptian movies.