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Prolific actor Abdulredha dies, leaving unforgettable hallmarks on Kuwait arts

KUWAIT, Aug 11 (KUNA) -- The legendary Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha died Friday in London aged 78 after 56-year career life contributing to over 30 TV series, 33 plays, serval operettas and songs.
Abdulredha acting career is often lauded as the cornerstone of Gulf comedy and the epicentre behind the Golden age of Kuwaiti theatre in the 1970s and 1980s.
Often taking on difficult roles, such as Saddam Hussein in Saif Al Arab or a freewheeling Kuwaiti abroad in Bye Bye London.
Abdulredha's career began in 1961, through play Saqar Qorish Belfaseh. He was a substitute to actor Adnan Hussein and proved a success brought him to fame and art work.
Abdulredha was born in Darwaz Abdul Razzaq in Sharq to Kuwaiti parents. He was the seventh among 14 siblings.
He initially worked in the Department of Printing of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Guidance and Information.
He then traveled on a study mission to Egypt in 1956 to learn the art of printmaking and in 1961 he traveled on a mission to Germany to complete his studies in the printmaking arts.
He promoted in his job until he became an observer in the Printing Section of the Ministry of Information.
Among his famous theater contributions are "Bye, Bye London", "Azoubi Salmiya" "Haman, O Pharaoh", and many others.
Abdulredha is best known for his personality of sarcastic humor that made a mockery of the Arab situation in comedy template. He was one of the founders of the Arab theater in 1961 and the National Theatre in 1976.
Abdulredha is famous because of the beauty of his voice, and this distinguished him from the other artists of his generation. (end) rj.ibi