Abdel Halim Hafez

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Birthday
21, 1929
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Mar 30, 1977 (47)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1929
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Mar 30, 1977 (47)

About

Singer and actor from Egypt considered one of the most iconic figures in the history of Arabic music. He is best remembered for popular songs like "Wanderer" and "Wherever My Heart Leads Me".

Before Fame

He attended Ciaro's Arabic Music Institute and got his start as a singer in the city's club scene.

Trivia

His influence on Egyptian culture is so great that his songs were sung by protesters during the Egyptian revolution of 2011, more than thirty years after his death.

Family Life

He was raised as an orphan after both his mother and father died within five years of his birth.

Associated With

He and Umm Kulthum are two members of what is considered the Great Four of Arabic Music.