One of the golden boys of the 50 era is some guy you have never heard of, this is Saad Abdelwahab, an Egyptian singer that had it all and looked good while he was taking part of a romantic comedy.
I think in the 60s and 50s, Arab producers wanted only good looking actors who can als0 sing to star in their movies. So if you could not sing back then, then you won't be heard. Of course you can tell jokes and be a sidekick by to star in your own movie, you had to sing and have that dreamy personality.
Saad is the nephew of beloved Egyptian composer and singer Mohamed Abdelwahab. One of the most famous contributions of Saad is his work on the national anthem for the United Arab Emirates, he made the whole thing up and sang it too. He worked there as a consultant, but not before he had starred in seven movies.
He starred along names like Lebanese Sabah, and Egyptian Tahya Karaoke, Majdah and Ahmed Ramzy. but still he does not have the name recognition most of these people have. Luckily for us, you might have heard this song of his Al Donia Rishah--below.
سعد عبد الوهاب - على فين
سعد عبد الوهاب - الدنيا ريشة