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Ahmed Ramzy posters


March 23, 1930

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Ahmed Ramzy was a famous Egyptian actor who was born in Alexandria in 1930. He played the leading roles in many Egyptian films in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He was born Ramzy Mahmud Bayumi to Dr Mahmoud Bayoumi, a famous Egyptian orthopedist, and Helen MacKay, a Scottish lady. His dad died in 1939 after he lost a fortune (250,000 Egyptian Pounds) in the stock market, and his mom had to raise him by herself. Ramzy graduated from the renowned school Victoria College where he met Omar Sharif, and they became best friends since then. Ramzy joined the Medical school for 3 years, then he transferred to the Faculty of Commerce, which he eventually dropped to pursue his acting career. He had one brother, Dr. Hassan Bayoumi, who was older by 9 years and followed in their father's footsteps and had his practice in London. He got married 3 times and he had 3 kids; 2 daughters and a son. He was discovered by the producer Helmy Halim in 1955, and he was cast in his first role, as "Ramzy" in Ayyamna al-Holwa (Our Best Days), along with Faten Hamama, Abdel Halim Hafez, and his lifelong friend Omar Sharif. read more

The film was a box office hit. Since the late 1950s, he participated in many movies and was famous for the role of the funny playboy and womanizer. He was very active till the 1970s. His last appearance was in a TV series called Hanan Wa Haneen with his friend Omar Sharif in 2007. Some of his close friends were Omar Sharif, Faten Hamama, Rushdi Abaza and Saleh Selim. Some of his well known movies are Our Best Days, Dark Waters, Hamidu's Son, Girls of Today and Adrift on the Nile. He passed away on September 28th, 2012 at the age of 82 due to a severe brain clot.

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