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Sabah (Arabic: صباح‎; born Jeanette Gergis Al-Feghali, 10 November 1927 – 26 November 2014) was a Lebanese singer and actress. Considered a “Diva of Music” in the Arab World, (the same title often given to Oum Kalthoum, Warda Al-Jazairia and Fairuz), she has released over 50 albums and has acted in 98 movies as well as over 20 stage plays. She has a reported 3,500 songs in her repertoire. She was the first Arabic singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Piccadilly Theatre in London and Sydney Opera House in Sydney . Member of The 3 Lebanon Icons with Fairuz and Wadih El Safi .

Sabah, known locally as “Al-Sabbouha” was born in Bdadoun, Lebanon. Her father was severe towards her, even beating her sometimes. When she started making a small amount of money out of her movies, he used to take it away from her. She married early to leave her father’s overbearing financial control. Her brother killed her mother because he believed she was seeing someone outside marriage.

She began singing and acting in the 1940s in Egyptian movies when Egyptian filmmaker Henry Barakat recognised her talent. Her first featured film was “El Alb Laho Wahed” produced by Asia Dagher. Although a Lebanese national, the majority of her films were co-produced with or focused on Egypt. She starred with many famous actors, such as Abdel Halim Hafez, Kamal El Chenawi, Ahmad Mazhar, Rushdy Abaza and Hussein Fahmy.

Until 2009, she performed both in concert and on television, including such programs as Star Academy (the Arabic equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Fame Academy), where she sang her new single onstage opposite a line of mannequins displaying costumes from several of her early films and musicals.

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  • chewtoy

    R.I.P. Sabah

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
  • zayyanne

    I can't believe you're gone. Your music will live forever and your sun will never set.

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Fabula-Nihil

    يا حلوة .. مع السلامة نحنا كتير كتير بنحبك RIP Sabah - 26 November 2014

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • DyaaBelal

    يا قمر انتي

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lilkitten2

    I dont like many older singers, but her I like

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • darkthrone

    get well soon

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • DelilahClark

    Would love you to sing on my debut CD! I have an Egyptian beat rhythm in the Christian alternative genre in the U.S. Write me! Only days before going to press: deedeejane@gmail.com Delilah Clark

    14 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Tabbouche

    Ma Fish Gheirak bafakkar fih... We min gheirak shaghelni aleih.... No one can beat Sabah.

    14 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Marwa_nk

    صبوحة يا صبوحة انا فيكي بشوف حالي

    26 Jul 2007 Reply

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