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Google Doodle Commemorates Iconic Egyptian Actor Fouad El-Mohandes

Google Doodle Commemorates Iconic Egyptian Actor Fouad El-Mohandes

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Google commemorated iconic Egyptian actor Fouad El-Mohandes on what would have been his 92nd birthday by featuring him on Tuesday’s Google Doodle, which can be viewed in the Middle East and North Africa.

Born on September 6, 1924, El-Mohandes was the son of prominent linguist Zaki Mohandes. Although El-Mohandes studied business at the University of Cairo, his passion for the theater was evident from a young age – he participated in many school plays and went on to perform in university productions.

“Over the next five decades, El-Mohandes performed in dozens of plays, TV shows, and motion pictures. He co-starred with then-wife Shwikar in many of his most popular films, and gained fame for his role as ‘Mr. X’ in two movies about ‘the most dangerous man in the world.’ El-Mohandes was also famous for his trademark black-rimmed glasses,” reads Google’s biography on the actor.

His career was filled with a number of films, including “Nahr Al-Hob” (River of Love), “Viva Zalata” and “‘A’elat Zizi” (Zizi’s Family), as well as plays such as “Al Sekerteir Al-Fanni” (The Technical Secretary), and television series, most notably “Ammo Fouad” (Uncle Fouad), a Ramadan program filled with riddles that aired for a decade.

El-Mohandes, who passed away on September 16, 2006, continues to be remembered in Egypt and throughout the Arab world as an icon of comedy and Egypt’s “golden era.”

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