Today, Wednesday, the mighty artist, Mohamed Helmy, passed away, at the age of 90, to God’s mercy.
Comedian Mohamed Helmy, one of the giants of Algerian art, went on stage and entered the scenes of acting when the actors were counting on tiptoe.
The body of the deceased, whose real name is Amziane Brahimi, will be buried this afternoon in the cemetery of Sidi M’hamed in the capital.
Helmy was born on February 15, 1931 in Azfoun (Tizi Ouzou), and witnessed the first show in his life, “Divide and Conquer”, a sketch in which Hassan Al-Hasani played the role of an ostrich.
He left his hometown of Azfoun at the age of 13 to settle in Algiers, where he started working for an insurance company. In 1947, he played a small role in the play The Night Was Born. Muhyiddin Bastarzi only gave him small roles, so Helmy joined Reda El Falaki on the radio in 1949. However, he turned to screen the following year, writing TV films, short films, and medium-length films. He appeared in his first feature film, The Right Wolf.