Veteran Egyptian comedian George Sidhom passed away on March 27 at 82, after long struggle with disease.
George Abees Sidhom was born on May 28، in 1938، to a family originally from Upper Egypt.
His stardom was built with “Tholaathy adwaa al-masrah” troupe with the two veteran comedians Samir Ghaanem and al-Deif Ahmad.
The trio performed together a number of immortal funny musical sketches، stand-up comedy shows، comedy plays and movies.
Their debut was through “Doctor elha’ny ( Doctor help me) that was a milestone in their career.
“Tholaathy adwaa al-masrah” presented the first-ever TV Ramaadan Riddles for ten years، written by Hussein al-Sayyed and directed by Muhamad Saalem.
Their most popular films are “’Aakher sha’aawa” (Extremely naught)، “30 yowm fel-segn” (30 days in jail) and “Al-maganeen al-talaata” ( The three madmen).
After al-Deif Ahmad’s death in 1970، Ghaanem and Sidhom continued under the umbrella of “Tholaathy adwaa al-masrah” until 1982.
Sidhom’s theatrical repertoire houses a number of sucessful plays such as “Mousseeka fel-hayy al-sharky (Music in east district)، “Al-motazawwegoun (The married couple) and “Ahlan ya doctor” (Welcome doctor) among others.
George Sidhom retired years ago due to a brain stroke. His wife Linda، who is a pharmacist was the one who stood by his side for many years and took good care of him.