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Leila Mourad = Layla Morad
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Layla Mourad in 1943.
Background information
Native name
ليلي زكي موردخاي
Birth name Layla Zaki Mordekhay
Born (1918-02-17)February 17, 1918
Cairo, Egypt
Died November 21, 1995(1995-11-21) (aged 77)
Cairo, Egypt
Genres Egyptian music
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active 1934–1963

Leila Mourad or Layla Morad (Arabic: ليلى مراد ; February 17, 1918 – November 21, 1995) was an Egyptian singer and actress, and one of the most prominent superstars in Egypt and the entire Arab world in her era. Born Lalya Zaki Mordekhay to an Egyptian Jewish family known for their patriotism in 1918 in the El Daher District in Cairo, she later changed her name to Leila Mourad as a stage-name. Leila married three times and divorced three times . She died in 1995.

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