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​Omar Sharif, 83, a Star in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Doctor Zhivago,’ Dies

Omar Sharif born Michel Demitri Chalhoub (10 Apr 1932 – 10 Jul 2015). Born to Syrian and Lebanese parents, he grew up Roman Catholic and earned a college degree in mathematics and physics before entering his family's lumber business. The legendary actor, who spoke six languages, appeared in 118 TV and movie roles over his decades-long career. Died of a heart attack in Cairo, Egypt, but was also suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Omar Sharif (1932) Born in Egypt, Sharif is best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Funny Girl, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Genghis Khan, and Top Secret! Sharif is one of the world's best contact bridge players. Sharif was married for 20 years and has one son.