The death of the Egyptian actor Youssef Shaaban from Corona

The Egyptian Acting Professions Syndicate said today, Sunday, that the actor Youssef Shaaban died after a long career during which he presented more than 100 films and dozens of television and radio series in addition to theatrical works.

The deceased had contracted the new Corona virus a few days ago and was transferred to hospital for treatment after his health deteriorated.

Youssef Shaaban was born in the Shubra district of Cairo. His father was a designer for advertisements in a foreign company, and he supplied him permanently with magazines, newspapers and books, which made him passionate about reading and the arts.

His love for acting started from the school where he used to participate in the plays presented by students at events or summer vacation, and after he joined the Faculty of Law at Ain Shams University, he joined the theater team at the university.

While studying law, he joined the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts and saw his future in art, so he preferred to continue with the institute and leave college.

His artistic career began from the theater, on which he presented a number of works during his studies at the institute, then in the early sixties he participated in small roles in films including (In Our House a Man), (Days Without Love) and (The Miracle) until the real opportunity came in (Midaq Alley) about The story of the great writer Naguib Mahfouz.

Among the most prominent of his films are (The Goddess of the Masses), (Miramar), (The Three Love Her), (Mother of the Bride), (Dry Tears), (Revenge Circle), (Remember Me), (I Killed Al-Hanash), (The Two Prisoners) and (Haret Berjawan) ) And (revealing the hidden) and (the Virgin and Scorpio).

And in the TV drama he presented many and many works such as (Shahd and Tears), (Money and Boys), (Stray Light) and (The Wedge), but the role of "Mohsen Mumtaz", which he presented in the series (Raafat Al Hajjan), remained the icon that he was famous for over the years. His career.

His plays include (Airport of Love), (Arosat Tjnun), (100 Masses), (A Man in the Castle), (Blood on the Curtain of the Kaaba) and (Bab al-Futuh).

He held the position of captain of the actors for two consecutive terms from 1997 to 2003 and won many awards as was honored by the Alexandria Film Festival for the Mediterranean countries in 2016 and the National Festival of Egyptian Theater in 2019.

He married more than once throughout his life, and one of his wives was a daughters of the Alawite family.

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