Egyptian “Shirley Temple” admitted to hospital
Egypt’s renowned actress Perouz Artin Kalfayan, better known by her professional name Fayrouz
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 CAIRO: Egypt’s renowned actress Perouz Artin Kalfayan, better known by her professional name Fayrouz, was admitted to a hospital in Cairo Wednesday after her health condition deteriorated, al Shorouq newspaper reported.

Fayrouz, 73, is currently at the Intensive Care Unit in case of any complications at al Sawfa hospital in Cairo’s district of Mohandessein, said Egyptian actress Lebleba, adding that visits have been restricted by the doctors.

Born in Cairo in 1943, Fayrouz, dubbed the Egyptian “Shirley Temple,” was a child star of the Egyptian cinema golden era in 1950s and 1960s but she stopped appearing in movies when she was 15 years old.


“Yasmine” was her first movie in 1950 but her popularity did not rise before her starring role at the 1955 movie Dahab in which she sang the title song “Miaana Rial.”

She starred in more than 10 films as actress, singer, dancer and entertainer, and is the widow of Egyptian actor Badr el Din Gamgoum.

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