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In Memory of Father of Egyptian comedy Naguib El-Rihani

Like today, father of Egyptian comedy Naguib Ilyas El-Rihani, was born on 21 January 1889 in the Bab El Shereya area of Cairo to an Iraqi father and Egyptian mother. El-Rihani passed away on 8 June 1949. Many critics referred to El-Rihani as “the Charlie Chaplin of the East” for his comedy skills, his contribution to the arts, as well as his simple background and his family’s financial struggles.
 On his 127th birthday, Google commemorates the iconic actor with a Doodle.

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