Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif

Egyptian actor
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Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف‎ historically spelt Omar el-Sherief and Omar Cherif; born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015) was an Egyptian film and television actor. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968). He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lawrence of Arabia. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award.

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Full name at birth
Michel Demitri Shalhoub
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Claim to fame
Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia
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Date of birth
10 April 1932
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Place of birth
Alexandria, Egypt
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Date of death
10 July 2015
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Age
83 (age at death)
Place of death
Cairo, Egypt
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Cause of death
Heart attack
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Resting place
El Sayeda Nafisa Cemetery, Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt
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Occupation
Actor, Writer
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5' 11" (180 cm)
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Net worth
$2,000,000 USD
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University
  • Cairo University
  • Victoria College, Alexandria, Egypt
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Agence Anne Alvares Correa
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It made me the hero of the whole of France. To head-butt a cop is the dream of every Frenchman.
  • Also fluent in Italian (ex. appearance in main RAI show ''Domenica In'' 10/23/2005)
  • 5 August 2003 - Received a one-month suspended sentence and a $1700 fine for head-butting a police officer in a French casino in July.
  • He is both author and co-author of several books on Bridge and has licensed his name to a Bridge computer game.
  • Of Lebanese/Syrian descent, but lived in Egypt all his life
  • Fluent in English, Arabic, Greek and French

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