Many actors and singers mourned her on Twitter, including acclaimed
pop singer Nancy Ajramwho said: "Today, Lebanon lost a legend. Sabah
is gone but she remains in our hearts."
Veteran Lebanese politician Walid Joumblatt also tweetedhis reaction,
saying "with her passing away an entire beautiful past of Lebanon
Sad news today .the legendary singer Sabah died.with her passing away
an entire beautiful past of Lebanon passes away— Walid Joumblatt
(@walidjoumblatt) November 26, 2014
Born Jeanette Gergis al-Feghali in Lebanon in November 1927 , Sabah
skyrocketed to fame and prominence in the early 1950s as the star of
high-profile Egyptian movies, including " Miss Mom" with iconic
Egyptian singer and actor Mohamed Fawzi, and " Love Street" with
Egypt's nightingale Abdel Halim Hafez.
She's also well-known for her leading role in the all-star comedy "
Velvet Hands," with top Egyptian actors Ahmed Mazhar, Salah Zulfikkar,
Laila Taher and Mariam Fakhr el-Din.
Sabah remained one of the all-time favorite singers and actresses for
much of her 60-year career, during which she released more than 50
albums, acted in 100 films and over 20 plays.
The music and film diva, affectionately called "Sabbouha" and
"Shahroura" by millions of her fans across the Arab World, was the
first Arab singer to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly
Theatre in London, Royal Albert Hall, and Sydney Opera House in
Australia. She also performed at Olympia in Paris, only second to
Egypt's top Arab music diva Oum Kolthoum.
Credit: Diaa Bekheet