Umm Kulthum

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Birthday
30, 1898
Birthplace
El Senbellawein, Egypt
Death Date
Feb 3, 1975 (76)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1898
Birthplace
El Senbellawein, Egypt
Death Date
Feb 3, 1975 (76)

About

Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress who is regarded as one of the greatest Arabic female singers of all time.

Before Fame

Her singing career began in the mid 1920s when she began holding private concerts.

Trivia

She was known as the Star of the East and in 2001, the Egyptian government opened a museum under that name in tribute to her.

Family Life

Her father disguised her as a young boy when she was twelve and entered her into a performing troupe that he directed.

Associated With

She was an extremely influential singer during the same period as the great Edith Piaf.