Youssef Wahby (1898 - 1982) يوسف وهبي

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Youssef Wahby (1898-1982), Egyptian stage and film actor, director and writer. Renounced his family's wealth and traveled to Rome to study the theater in the 1920's under Italian Chiantoni. Played some stage roles in Hassan Faayek troupe before founding Ramses troupe and...Read more cooperated with Arab world’s legendary actors. He also founded “Ramses company for Cinema Production” which produced the silent film “Zeinab” then the first Egyptian talkie “Awlaad al-thawaat i.e. Sons of Aristocrats”. Wahby cofounded “Studio Nahhaas”, directed, wrote many plays and managed “Al-ferka al-Mesreyya lel tamtheel wal mousseeka i.e. Egyptian troupe for Acting and Music” like “Korsy al-e’teraaf i.e. The confessional” and “Awlaad al-fokaraa i.e. Sons of poor”. Being fluent in English, French & Italian, Wahby translated several plays. Titled “Ameed al-masrah al-Araby i.e. Dean of the Arabic stage”, was awarded several times from Egypt, Morocco and other countries.

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  • Youssef Wahby (1898-1982), Egyptian stage and film actor, director and writer. Renounced his family's wealth and traveled to Rome to study the theater in the 1920's under...Read more Italian Chiantoni. Played some stage roles in Hassan Faayek troupe before founding Ramses troupe and cooperated with Arab world’s legendary actors. He also founded “Ramses company for Cinema Production” which produced the silent film “Zeinab” then the first Egyptian talkie “Awlaad al-thawaat i.e. Sons of Aristocrats”. Wahby cofounded “Studio Nahhaas”, directed, wrote many plays and managed “Al-ferka al-Mesreyya lel tamtheel wal mousseeka i.e. Egyptian troupe for Acting and Music” like “Korsy al-e’teraaf i.e. The confessional” and “Awlaad al-fokaraa i.e. Sons of poor”. Being fluent in English, French & Italian, Wahby translated several plays. Titled “Ameed al-masrah al-Araby i.e. Dean of the Arabic stage”, was awarded several times from Egypt, Morocco and other countries.

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  • Birth Name:
  • يوسف إسماعيل وهبي

  • Nickname:
  • عميد المسرح العربي



  • Death Country:
  • مستشفى المقاولون العرب محافظة القاهرة مصر


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