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Remembering Hassan Mostafa on His 90th Birth Anniv.


Mon 26 Jun 2023 | 07:53 PM
Ahmed Emam

The 90th birth anniversary of Egyptian comedy actor and cinematographer Hassan Mostafa is observed on Monday, June 26.

He won the audience’s hearts as the idiot friend of the hero in movies like Half an Hour (1969) and My Husband's Girlfriend (1970), among others. 

Born on 26 June 1933, he received his degree from the High Institute for Theatrical Arts in 1957.

Throughout his long-standing career, Mostafa featured in hundreds of plays and films alongside Egypt’s biggest stars.

He made his cinematic debut in The Most Dangerous Man In the World (Akhtar Ragol Fel Alam) in 1967, starring the late Fouad El-Mohandes.

From then, El-Mohandes and Mostafa appeared in several hit movies, such as The Land of Hipocracy (Ard El-Nefak (1968)) and Love Chase (Moutarda Gharamia) (1968). 

Mostafa was also a prominent theatre actor and joined theatre troupes, including the Ismail Yassin Theatre Troupe.

His breakthrough came with the comedy play Madraset El-Moshaghbeen (The School of Mischief), written by Ali Salem and directed by Husameddin Mostafa, the play was among the biggest successes of Egypt's theatre scene in the 1970s.

In addition to playing a lot of supporting roles, he’s also starred in a lot of comedy shows and many television series as well, most notably Bakiza and Zaghloul in 1986.

His last movie was Hassan and Mourcous (2008), with Adel Imam and Omar El-Sherief.

He was married to Egyptian actress Mimi Gamal, and they have two children.

Mostafa breathed his last in Anglo American Hospital in the Zamalek district of Cairo.