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The body of the artist, Magda Al-Sabahi, was passed on Friday from the Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandessin, after she left our world yesterday at the age of 89 years. Anbar, Dalal Abdul Aziz, and Saif Abdul Rahman.
It is reported that the able artist was born in Tanta and obtained a French baccalaureate. Her father was an employee of the Ministry of Communications. She began her artistic life at the age of 15 without the knowledge of her family and changed her name to Magda in order not to be discovered.
Her real start was in 1949 in the movie “The Adviser” directed by Saif Al-Din Shawkat with Ismail Yassin. She entered the production field and formed a Magda Film Company to produce films. Among her most famous films were produced by “Jamila” and “The Messenger’s Migration” and represented Egypt in most of the international festivals and international film weeks.
She was chosen as a member of the Cinema Committee of the National Specialized Councils, and she received many awards from the Damascus International Festivals, Berlin and Venice International, she received the Ministry of Culture and Guidance Award. She married in 1963 the artist Ihab Nafi, who gave birth to her daughter Ghada, and after her divorce she did not remarry.
She had a prominent role in the Film Society, which is considered one of the most prominent actresses in Arab cinema. Her performance was characterized by the incarnation of the character, and her role in “Where’s My Life”, “Teenage Girls”, “Beautiful” and “Girls of Today” could not be forgotten, so she was able to represent the girl of her age.