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Biography of an Iraqi creator

Amal Taha Shiaa Al-Asadi


Amal Taha Shiaa Al-Asadi,


 she is an Iraqi comedian actress,
She was born on 19th September 1956.  She joined the College of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts Department in 1974, and graduated in 1978 and died on 19th May 2016.
First, she was discovered by the director Falah Zaki in 1977 in a television evening program called (Cinema).
For the first time, she stood in front of TV cameras with the artist Mohammed Al-Qaisi, and since then she became popular in the Iraqi street.

At the beginning of the eighties, she participated in the Iraqi program "Noon interval" on Iraqi TV every Friday. It was a social comedy program dealing with social problems. The comedian artist Muhammad Hussein Abdul Rahim was accompanying her. This program gained a wide fame, in addition to that, her roles in numerous comedy plays, series and films. People loved her for her purity, spontaneity and her sense of humor.  

She had a brain stroke in 2009, as a result of that she was paralyzed on the left side of her body. She was obliged to abandon the artistic community. She used wheelchair to help her moving at the Nursing House corridors.

Before her death, she stated that she has dreamed of walking on her feet, even a few meters, but in fact, it was so difficult because of the primitive medical treatment in Al-Rashad Home for Elderly People where she was staying.

All voices raised requesting government for treating her abroad were in vain. She passed away on Thursday evening 19th May   2016 at Al-Kut Hospital, in Kut city in Wasit Governorate at the age of sixty years, after a long struggle with her illness.