Assia Dagher

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A Lebanese producer and actress, born in Tannourine in 1901. She moved to Egypt in 1923 with her niece, Mary Queeny. In 1927, Assia established her own production company, Lotus...Read more Film, which became one of the pioneering production companies in the history of Egyptian cinema. Assia produced her first film in 1929, Belle of Desert, in which she also co-starred. Since then, the films in which she participated as an actress and producer continued, including When a Woman Loves, Manager's Daughter, and The Accused. In the late 1940s, Assia decided to stop acting and devote herself to her work as a producer. After that, she produced many notable films, such as Return My Heart, and Nasser Salah Eddin, which was at the time the most expensive Egyptian film ever made. Assia Dagher died in 1986 at the age of 78.