Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia
(1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago
(1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and Syrian extraction, the young Michel was raised a ...
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