Syrian actor Khaled Taja in the 1970s

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Khaled Taja was born in February 1939 and died on April 4, 2012. He began his work as an actor in the 1960s and rose to fame in the 1990s for memorable roles in works like Ayyam Shamiya, Yawmiyat Mudir Am, and al-Taghriba al-Filastiniya. Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish coined him, "The Arab Anthony Quinn."