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Michel Demitri Shalhoub (Sharif Omar)

Born: 1932 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Egyptian
Categories: Actors


1932 - Born on the 10th of April in Alexandria, Egypt.

1953 - He began his acting career with a role in the Egyptian film.

1962 - His first English language film was Lawrence of Arabia, in which he played the Sherif Ali.

1965 - He also played the title role in the film, Doctor Zhivago by David Lean.

1953 - Sharif's first significant role in Siraa Fil-Wadi.

1955 - Our Best Days.

1958 - I Don't Sleep.

1959 - Lady of the Castle.

1961 - The River of Love.

1955 - He converted to Islam to marry renowned Egyptian actress Faten Hamama and took the name Omar al-Sharif.

1977 - Rumours that Sharif would have married actress Sohair Ramzi, have turned out to be untrue.

1992 - He is also both author and co-author of several books on bridge and has licensed his name to a bridge computer game; initially released in a DOS version.

2006 - He declared both pastimes as ended when he was asked if he still played bridge.


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