Another Egyptian actor/singer is Abd ElHalim Hafez, best know as el-Andaleeb el-Asmar (The Dark-Skinned Nightingale)
He is one of the Great four of Arabic music (along with Umm Kalthom, Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Farid Al Attrach).
He was born in June 21, 1929 and died in March 30, 1977, aged 49. He died because of a a rare parasitic water-borne disease called schistosomiasis.
Although he was never officially married, it was rumored that he was secretly married to Soad Hosny (who was called ‘Cinderella of the Arabic screen).
There are plenty of songs by Abd ElHalim but the most famous are:
Ahwak (I adore you), Ala Ad Al Shok (As much as the longing), Ala Hesb Wedad (Wherever my heart leads me), Bitlimoni Leih (Why do you blame me), El Massih (Christ), Fatet Ganbena (She passed by us), Gabbar (Arrogant), Sawwah (Wanderer), Mawood (Destined), his last song Qariat Al Fingan (The coffee fortune-teller), and the posthumously-released Habibati Man-Takoon (Who is my beloved).
And no one can deny it, but he was a major heartthrob, like come on, he is unbelievably handsome!