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Murād, Laylá, 1918-1995


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    • us: Laylá Murād, 1918-1995
    • us: Mourad, Laila, 1918-1995
    • us: Mourad, Leila, 1918-1995
    • us: مراد، ليلى
    • us: مراد، ليلى، 1918-1995
    • us: Murad, Leila, 1918-1995
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    • found: Ṭanṭāwī, Ṣ. Riḥlat ḥubb maʻa Laylá Murād, 1979 (subj.)t.p. (Laylá Murād) p. 329 (b. 2/17/18)
    • found: Internet movie data base website, 12-23-2004(Laila Mourad; Egyptian film actress, singer; b. 2-17-1918, Cairo, Egypt; d. 11-21-1995; Cairo, Egypt; married to Egyptian film director Anwar Wagdi from 1945-1953)
    • found: A geniza, 2015:title page (Leila Mourad)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 14, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Murad, Layla; popular singer; born 17 February 1918 in Cairo, Egypt; sang one of her original pieces in the movie "The Victims" (1932); Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab, the leading male singer of his generation and a dominant figure in the cinema business, cast her alongside him in his third film, "Long Live Love" (1938); made twenty-seven films (1938-1955); next five films for Togo Mizrahi, a pioneer of the industry who turned her into a superstar; played in "The Flirtation of Girls" (1949), an iconic film from the post-World War II boom in production; publicly converted to Islam; "Layla, Daughter of Nobility" (1954), the best of her late films and reminiscent of her early work; made only two more films; retired in 1955; "I Ask about You" was judged best song by a panel of critics (1954); the Syrian government banned her music from state radio and disallowed screening of her films (until 1958); recorded some 1,200 songs over her career, many of them composed by the leading musicians of the day; died 21 November 1995 in Cairo, Egypt)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 5, 2016:under Leila Mourad (Leila Murad; February 17, 1918-November 21, 1995; was a Jewish-Egyptian singer and actress; also credited as "Layla Murad"; born in Alexandria on February 17, 1918 to Ibrahim Zaki Mordechai and Gamilah Salmon; father was a respected singer, musician, and religious cantor, (Hazzan); mother was a Jewish Egyptian of Polish origin; relationship with her family was not an easy one, possibly due to her conversion to Islam)
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    • ML420.M776
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    • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project.]
    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
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    • 1980-10-07: new
    • 2016-04-06: revised
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