Twenty-two years have passed since the death of comedian-actor Mohamed Awad on 27 February 1997. Awad was one of Egypt’s most memorable and remarkable actors during the second half of the 20th century.
His name was Mohamed Mohamed Awad Yossif. He was born in Abbaseya district in Cairo on 12 July 1932. He got a degree in literature from Ain Shams University in 1957.
In 1962, Awd received a diploma in theatrical arts from the High Institute of Theatrical Arts.
Moreover, his talents appeared in his early childhood and he continued practising during his university years.
Later on, the ambitious young man joined the television’s theatrical team, where his fame started with the play “Lady Golfedan”.
After this successful play, he started his career in the cinema.
While the talented Awad gained stage experience at the beginning of the sixties, his unique elements were the standard features of the Egyptian theatre renaissance of the mid-sixties, at the time of television theatre companies, and the beginning of the United Artists Company.
The veteran late actor is well known for his seminal television series such as: “Al Parari wal Hamool”, “Bent El Hetta”, “Ahlan YaGedoo Aziz”, “Borg El Haz”. Some of his plays were: “Al Abeet”, “Massa El Kheir ya Masr”, “Motreb El Awatef”, “Asl we soora”, “Mogrem Raghm Anfo”, “Al Tartoor”.
He got married to his classmate Quot Elqlop Abdelwahab in the 1960s, with whom he had the famous director Adel Awad and the comedian-actor, Alaa Awad.
Unfortunately, Awd died of cancer in1997 at the age of 65.