Today passes 45 years since the departure of the Brown Nightingale Abdel Halim Hafez Who passed away from our world on this day corresponding to March 30, 1977, but he will always remain in the hearts of millions of all generations, present with his voice and art that crosses time and borders and expresses all human and romantic feelings. successive.
The Brown Nightingale is a poor, sick orphan who was raised in an orphanage after the death of his parents and lived a difficult life, but he was able to immortalize his name to be one of the great giants of music and art in Egypt and the world.
Halim was able to make his future, his name, his art, and sacrifice for all this with his comfort, time and thought until he achieved what he wanted. The most important lyric in the history of cinema, and the great stars of his time participated in the championship, including Al-Shahroura Sabah, who co-starred with him in the movie Street of Love.
During the filming of the events of the movie, many situations occurred, which Al-Andalib recounted in a rare article in 1958 under the title “Sperto Bath.”
Nightingale Abdel Halim Hafez said that he did not know how to swim, and there was an old enmity between him and her, indicating that during the filming of the movie Street of Love, there was a scene during which he had to go down to the water to save Sabah, who was trying to commit suicide during the events, and Nightingale tried to evade filming this scene He asked the director, Ezz El-Din Zulficar, to use a Doppler to film it, but Ezz El-Din refused and insisted that he film Nightingale and Sabah’s scene, and that Sabah cast herself in the canal, then Nightingale stands on a tree overlooking the Nile and throws himself into the water.
In front of the director’s insistence, Al-Andalib agreed to film the scene reluctantly, despite his fears of schistosomiasis, which he has been suffering from since he was a child, and despite his resentment and fear of the water, which seemed repulsive and unclean. Her words to Ezz El-Din Zulficar while she was in the water, saying: “I am wrong because I work in one of your films, my money was in this disaster.”
Halim indicated that he continued to please Sabah, assuring her that his misfortune was greater because he had schistosomiasis, and that his going into this dirty water might increase its effects, but they were forced to implement the director’s orders.
Nightingale confirmed that after he finished filming the scene, he rushed to his house and went to the bathroom and washed with boiling water to remove the traces of the dirty water that got into it. Cleanse, and remain this way for several days after which he showers in this manner twice daily.