1. This is Katy performing at a triple wedding in the final scene of the 1952 film “Ana Wahdi“ (I’m Alone وحدي أنا). The film starred Magda, Mona and singer/actress Suad Mohamed who are the three brides.
    We know about Katy but what about Suad Mohamed whose beautiful singing voice is featured through the movie? Suad Mohamed was born in Lebanon in 1926 as Suad Mohamed al Masri to an Egyptian father and Lebanese mother. She seems to have started her career in Damascus Syria but moved soon after to Cairo. She does a very nice version of ‘Wahashtini’ and also the song ‘Ansak’ which was originally composed for Umm Kulthum by Mamoun el Shinnawi and Baligh Hamdi. Suad Mohamed retired from the cinema having made only a handful of films but continued her career as a singer. She died in 2011.
    Trivia: Completely apropos of nothing, composer Mamoun el Shinnawi was screen actor Kamal el Shinnawi’s brother.

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  3. This performance by Katy (aka Keti, Kitty Katie) is from the 1954 Egyptian film ‘Ismail Yassin’s Ghost’ (عفريتة إسماعيل يس). Kitty plays a nightclub dancer (also called Kitty) who is murdered by the evil henchman (Farid Shawki) of the nightclub owner (Seraj Mounir ). She then reappears as the ghost of the title and haunts her co-worker at the nightclub (Ismail Yassin) insisting that he find those responsible for her death. Also starring were Mary Munib, Ferdous Mohamed and Zeinat Sedki.
    You can see several other clips from this movie featuring a performance by Fifi Salama and more clips of Katy on this channel.
    Trivia: Amongst the dancers in this scene are Lys and Lynn Gamal.

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  4. This is Katy (aka Katie, Kitty, Kittie, Keti) performing in the 1952 Egyptian film ‘Kaas al Athab’ (The Cup of Suffering كأس العذاب ). The film starred Farid Shawki, Faten Hamama and Mohsen Sarhan.

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  5. Egyptian/Greek dancer Katy features in this scene from the 1954 Egyptian film ‘Khalak ma Allah’ (Stay with God or Trust in God خليك مع الله). The film starred Ismail Yassin, Mahmoud al Meliji, Zomoroda, and Abdel Wares Asar and Zeinat Sedki who's the bride who gets up to dance with Katy. The singer is Mohamed el Kahlawy (محمد الكحلاوي) which is also spelt Mohamed El Kahlaoui.
    Katy was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Greek heritage. I'm sure I'm saying things you already know but many who come to this channel are not aware that there was a large Greek community in Egypt prior to the 1952 revolution. The majority left Egypt in the decade or so following the revolution, many to the US, Canada and Australia. Back to Katy though; as her fame relates to her nationality due to her place of birth I've referred to her as Egyptian. Off topic, she appeared in at least two Greek language films and also speaks Greek in at least one of her Egyptian films where she plays the daughter of the local Greek barber.

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Katy was born Katy Vousteki (كيتى فوستاكي) in 1927 in Alexandria, Egypt to a Greek father and Egyptian mother. She appeared in many movies from the 1950s through to the mid-1960s but left Egypt suddenly in mysterious circumstances after being implicated…


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Katy was born Katy Vousteki (كيتى فوستاكي) in 1927 in Alexandria, Egypt to a Greek father and Egyptian mother. She appeared in many movies from the 1950s through to the mid-1960s but left Egypt suddenly in mysterious circumstances after being implicated in a spy plot involving Egyptian/Israeli double agent Refaat el Gammal. Egyptian actress Mary Fakreddine has always defended Katy's reputation at a cost to her own, saying that Katy did not co-operate.
I'm sure I'm saying things you already know but many who come to this channel are not aware that there was a large Greek community in Egypt prior to the 1952 revolution. The majority left Egypt in the decade or so following the revolution, many to the US, Canada and Australia. As Katy's fame relates to her place of birth I've referred to her as Egyptian. She appeared in at least two Greek language films and also speaks Greek in at least one of her Egyptian films where she plays the daughter of the local Greek barber.
She died in Greece in 1980.

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