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Remembering Abo El Seoud El Ebiary on His 112th Birth Anniv.

Wed 09 Nov 2022 | 11:23 AM
Ahmed Emam

Today marks the 112th birth anniversary of the late prolific author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright, and journalist Abo El Seoud El Ebiary.

El Ebiary introduced music as an important component in the country’s theatre arena and founded theater troupes namely Ismael Yassin and El Ebiary Theater.

Born in Cairo in 1910, the renowned playwright has created a vast body of work that continues to inspire generations of writers.

Known as "The Comedy Professor", El Ebiary wrote over three hundred Arabic songs, and more than five hundred Egyptian movies, which represent 17% of the history of Egyptian and Arab cinema.

In the 1940s, he established himself in film circles and wrote and adapted several screenplays starring the comedian Ismail Yasin.

In the 1950s, he wrote for "Al Kawakeb" or "The Planets" and "Ahl Al Fann" or "People of Art" magazines entitled "Yawmeyat Abo El Seoud El Ebiary" or "Abo El Seoud El Ebiary's Diaries".

For his majestic writing, he won many prestigious awards, including the country's highest honor The State Award for his "Wife No. 13" movie, and the Ministry of Culture's Best Scenario Award, for his contribution to Egyptian literature.

He passed away on March 17, 1969. He was posthumously awarded in Cairo Cinema Festival.