BEIRUT, Lebanese: Najah Sallam, a Lebanese singer and actress who became famous in the Middle East in the middle of the 20th century for songs that promoted pan-Arabism, has died, her family said Thursday. She turned 92.
The reason for her death was not told by her family.
Sallam was born on March 13, 1931. He became famous as a singer in the 1950s, especially in Egypt during the 1956 Suez Canal, when President Gamal Abdel Nasser took the Suez Canal and freed Egypt from its colonial past.
This made Britain, France, and Israel very angry, so they attacked the country. This started the second Arab-Israeli war. Later, Nasser gave Sallam special citizenship in Egypt.
Sallam was also a well-known actor. In the 1950s and 1960s, she was in about a dozen Arabic-language movies.
In 2018, when Radio Lebanon turned 80, then-Lebanese President Michel Aoun held a party to honor Sallam and other famous artists. Radio Lebanon is one of the oldest radio stations in the area.
Her daughter Samar Alattafi wrote on Facebook, “The journey is over.” “God has to look out for Mom.”
Even though Sallam didn’t get much attention in her later years, her songs are still known and played all over the Arab world.
Mohammed Salman, Sallam’s ex-husband, was a well-known Lebanese comedian who was also well-known all over the Arab world. In 1997, he died.
Sallam has two children and a sister who will carry on after him.