Today marks the birth anniversary of the remarkable Egyptian actor Abu Bakr Ezzat.
This comedian, who appeared at the time of Egypt’s acting giants, perhaps equaled them in many ways at the beginning.
His unique quality was his charisma and his mentality, and it was through these qualities that he created a bridge between himself and his audience.
He was born in Saida Zainab neighboring, Cairo on 8 August 1930, and studied acting, graduated from the faculty of Arts, but it wasn’t long before he made his way from stage to screen.
His first breakthrough was Richard Sheridan’s play, according to Egyptian media.
Like other members of his generation, Ezzat came to the screen from the theatre, after years of both hardship and fame. However, he is also indebted, like them, to the silver screen for the fame he achieved.
He is well known for playing a shrewd man and the Valen, who is always seeking to gain the biggest amount of benefit, clinging to life, and searching only for his self-interest.
He died on February 27, 2006, at the age of 72, and left millions of fans mourning after a lustrous career spanning over four decades in the Egyptian film industry.