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Leila Mourad

Actor and Singer
Born Feb 17, 1918

Leila Mourad was an Egyptian singer and actress. She is also credited as "Laila Mourad" and "Layla Mourad".

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1918 Birth Leila Mourad was born in Al Daher, Cairo on February 17, 1918 to an Egyptian father of Iraqi Jewish descent, Zaki Mourad, a respected singer, musician, and religious cantor or Hazan in the twenties, and to a Jewish mother of Polish descent, Gamilah Salmon, who gave birth as well to Isak, Ibrahim, Malak, Mounir and Samihah Mourad. … Read More


1938 20 Years Old Further success came when the prominent Egyptian composer Mohammed Abdel Wahab heard her singing and gave her a role in his film Yahia el Hob (Viva Love!) in 1938.


1953 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1953, she was selected, over Umm Kulthum, as the official singer of the Egyptian revolution. … Read More


1967 49 Years Old Leila Mourad's relationship with her family was not an easy one, possibly due to her conversion to Islam. Between 1967 and 1970, Hundreds of Egyptian Jewish males were deported to the detention camps of Abu Za'abal and Tura, including Leila's brother, Isak Zaki.


1968 50 Years Old Families of the detainees were allowed to visit beginning in 1968, and some noted that Leila was never seen visiting her brother.
1969 51 Years Old …  Later she married Waguih Abaza, and then film director Fatin Abdul Wahab and she gave birth to their son Zaki Fatin Abdul Wahab, and finally divorced in 1969. … Read More
1970 52 Years Old Leila Mourad made a few brief reappearances during Ramadan in 1970, when she was scheduled to read Salah Jaheen's "Fawazeer Ramadan" (Ramadan' puzzles), a daily traditional radio program held during the Holy month of Ramadan.


1995 78 Years Old Leila Mourad, the attractive Egyptian star and singer, died in a hospital in Cairo in 1995.
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