Ahmed Ramzy, Egypt’s heartthrob actor in the 1950s and 1960s, has just passed away at the age of 82 in his house in North Coast, Egypt. Ramzy Mahmoud Bayoumi was born in 1930 to an Egyptian orthopedist and university professor father, his mother was a young Scottish lady.
Ahmed Ramzy was discovered by Helmy Halim in 15-2-1955, while playing snooker in a club. He was cast by Halim in his first role, as “Ramzy” in Ayyamna al-Holwa (Our Best Days), along with Faten Hamama, Abdel Halim Hafez, and his lifelong friend and schoolmate Omar Sharif, The film was a box office hit. In this film he also starred the first time with very close lifetime friend Abdel Halim Hafez. Next year 1956 saw Ramzy’s first starring role in Hob wa Dumoo` (Love and Tears) with Faten Hamama.
By mid 70s Ramzy was saying goodbye to the cinema as from 1979-1981 saw only two films, then he focused on his trading business, though he was convinced to make a comeback in 1999 in the film ” Ket El Saharaa (Dessert Cat) followed by a TV series Wajh al-Qamar (Face of the Moon) with Faten Hamama in 2001.
By the entrance of the new millennium, Ramzy participated in another film by the name of El Warda El Hamra (The Red Rose) with Actress Youssra and his last appearance was in a TV series called Hanan W Haneen with his eternal friend Omar Sharif, Omar’s grandson – Omar Sharif, Jr. and Kareem Hamdy in 2007.