Great Arab Actors #3:Hussein Riad

  1. Name: Hussein Riad
  2. Born: March 13, 1897, Cairo, Egypt
  3. Death: July 9, 1965, Cairo, Egypt

Hussein Riad was an Egyptian Actor, who was well known for his outstanding roles throughout the 1940’s & 1950’s. He was known best for playing the role of a good father.

How he started

When he was 19 years old, he left school to pursue an acting career. He joined  a the George Abiad Troupe that was well-known in Egypt.


Hussein Riad acted in a total of 200 films, 240 sketches, 150 radio series and 150 television series. It’s safe to say that he will forever be remembered as a legendary actor, he was always so warm, loving and comical on the screen! 

He acted in both silent and talking movies and left his imprint on the parts he played.