December 25, 1917|
Kafroun, Tartous Governorate, Syria
Yusuf al-Khal (Arabic: يوسف الخال; December 25, 1917 – 1987) was a Lebanese poet of Syrian descent. He made his career largely in Lebanon. He was Greek Orthodox. He married the Syrian artist Maha Bayrakdar in 1970. Maha was a well-known painter in Damascus and she worked for several years in Lebanese media. They had two children Yusuf and Ward, who later became popular TV stars in Lebanon.
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