Today… the second anniversary of the death of the king of comedy, Samir Ghanem

Widad Khamis

Saturday, May 20, 2023 04:00 AM

Today, Saturday, marks the second anniversary of the death of the king of comedy, the great artist Samir Ghanem, who passed away from our world on May 20, 2021, in a hospital after contracting the Corona virus, to check out Egyptian cinema and drama, one of their most prominent features.

Samir Ghanem was born on January 15, 1937, and graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University. Despite that, he loved acting, which began with his meeting with George Sidhom and guest Ahmed, and together they formed the famous theater trio, a comedy singing group that became famous on stage through Presenting a group of comedy sketches, plays and films, then the band dissolved with the death of guest Ahmed in 1970.

City lights trio

Samir Ghanem participated in the starring of 150 films, the most famous of which are “30 Days in Prison”, “My Princess Love Me”, “The Girls Want What”, “We Are the Ambulance”, “The Three Crazy People”, “The Ultimate Joy”, “Cairo at Night”, “Love on Miami Beach”, “The Shahatin Strike”, “Agent 77”, and “Welcome, Captain”. Halal Children”, and also starred on television, and presented 70 series, most notably “Captain Jouda, Welcome Fatouta, Hekaya Mizu, Al-Kabir Oi, Nas Al-Maqloub, Legacy of Gedo, a very honorable man.”.

His marriage to the great artist, Dalal Abdel Aziz, was the most important station in his life, as he got to know her when they met in the play “Welcome, Doctor.” Over the course of 4 years – during the presentation of the play – the love story began to form between Dalal and Samir, and mutual interest began, and Dalal says that Sameer used to drive her home after work.

Samir Ghanem with Adel Imam

In one of the television interviews, Samir Ghanem jokingly said that the best way to get rid of the woman who is chasing him is to marry her, so he decided to marry Dalal, who was very jealous of him while they were working together in the play Welcome, Doctor, and after the end of the play Welcome, Dalal Abdel Aziz married Samir Ghanem. In 1984, this marriage produced their two star daughters, Donia and Emmy .

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