Syrian pioneer comedian Nihad Quali on the cover of the Syrian TV & Radio Magazine - 1986

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Nihad Quali, a pioneer of Syrian theatre, was one of the founders of Syrian TV in July 1960. He performed endless black & white classics with Syrian comedian Duraid Lahham, with whom he founded a comedy duo modeled after Laurel & Hardy. In 1976, Quali suffered a severe stroke, which left him partially paralyzed and unable to continue his acting career.