‘Google Doodle’ marks 102nd birthday of Egyptian actor Mahmoud Shokoko

Google seems star-struck in its latest “Doodle,” which marks the 102nd birthday of an Egyptian film legend. (Photo courtesy: Google)

Google seems to be star-struck with its latest “Doodle,” which today marks the 102nd birthday of Egyptian film legend Mahmoud Shokoko.

“Mahmoud Shokoko,” real name Mahmoud Ibrahim Ismail Musa, was born on May 10, 1913 and began his working career as a carpenter.

Affectionately dubbed Shokoko later in life, he eventually joined an acting troupe and began to perform in local coffee shops and weddings.

Shokoko is most remembered for his puppet character of “Aragouzsho,” who is still taught at the Egyptian Music Institute and the Institute of Acting today.

His first movie “Al-Sabr Tayeb” was released in 1945 and launched him into the main stream.

“Doodles also make search on Google more fun and enjoyable for our users worldwide,” a spokesperson told Al Arabiya News previously, when the Internet giant marked the 888th birthday of the Muslim thinker Averroes.

Google Doodles have centered on topics as diverse as Saudi Arabia’s National Day, late Algerian singer Warda Al Jazairia, and what was interpreted as a criticism of a Russian law restricting gay-rights activities.
 

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