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Died when: 26 years 232 days (319 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius



Amal al-Atrash (Arabic: ???? ??????Amal al-A?rash, North Levantine Arabic pronunciation: [(?)æ?mæ?l l'(?)æt?r??];November 25, 1918 – July 14, 1944), better known by her stage name Asmahan (??????, Arabic pronunciation: [?asmaha?n] Asmahan), was a Syrian singer.

Having immigrated to Egypt at the age of three years old, her family knew the composer Dawood Hosni, and she sang the compositions of Mohamed El Qasabgi and Zakariyya Ahmad.

She also sang the compositions of Mohammed Abdel Wahab and her brother Farid al-Atrash, a then rising star musician in his own right.

Her voice was one of the few female voices in Arab music world to pose serious competition to that of Umm Kulthum, who is considered to be one of the Arab world's most distinguished singers of the 20th century.

Her mysterious death in an automobile accident shocked the public.Journalists spread gossip about her turbulent personal life and an alleged espionage role in World War II.

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