Papa Abdo passes away
Prominent Egyptian comedian-legend Abdul Min’em Madbooli has passed away at the age of 85 as a result of a heart atack. Madbooli is known for his great roles on the big and silver screens, most belonging to the comedy and tragedy genres.
The late actor had given over 50 years to his career and is well-known throughout the Arab world for his great contributions to the acting world. Madbooli acted in plays, television dramas, and films, in addition to his experience as a director.
Madbooli was born in Cairo Egypt in 1921, and began acting different roles as a form of hobby during his high school years. After high school he joined the George Abiad theater group and began acting professionally in different plays.
The actor then geared towards play directing and is most famous for the plays “Al Ard” (The Earth), “Al Rida Al Sami”, “Khaif Atjawaz” (I’m Afraid of Marriage), and many more.
Madbooli also presented a number of children’s songs throughout his career. His most popular television drama series was “Abna’ee Al A’izaa Shukran” (My Dear Children Thank You) alongside prominent Egyptian actor Yahia Al Fakharani, after which Madbooli was given the name “Papa Abdo”.
In 1958 he began playing small roles on the big screen and then moved on to taking major roles beginning in the 70s. Some of his most popular films are “Al Hafeed” (The Grandchild), “Mawlid Ya Dunia”, “Ihna Bitoo’ El Utobees”. His last roles in the cinema were in “Al Ashikan” (The Lovers) and “Al Mar’a Wal Satoor” in 1997.