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'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Omar Sharif Passes Away at Age 83

10 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Omar Sharif, who received an Oscar nomination for his towering performance in the 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia, passed away earlier today at the age of 83. His agent, Steve Kenis, revealed earlier this year that the actor had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Steve Kenis confirmed that Omar Sharif died after suffering a heart attack in Cairo, Egypt.

The actor was born as Michel Shalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt in April 1932, to a lumber merchant. After graduating from Victoria College in Alexandria, and later from Cairo University, he entered his family's lumber business, before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (Rada). In the 1950s, he became a rising star in Egyptian cinema, starring in films such as The Blazing Sun, Our Best Days and The Lebanese Mission before making his English-language debut with Lawrence of Arabia, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for and received an Oscar nomination. »

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Omar Sharif 1932-2015: Lawrence of Arabia star's incredible career in pictures

10 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Omar Sharif, star of Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, has passed away at the age of 83.

The Egyptian-born actor rose to fame in the '60s thanks to his roles in director David Lean's sweeping epics and continued to work across TV and film for a further five decades. Digital Spy takes a look back at some of Sharif's greatest roles below.

David Lean cast Sharif as Arab revolutionary Sherif Ali in 1962's Lawrence of Arabia - the film was his English language debut and earned him an Oscar nomination.

Sharif reunited with Lawrence director David Lean to take on the lead role in Doctor Zhivago in 1965.

World War II drama The Night of the Generals (1967) saw Sharif star alongside Peter O'Toole once more, with Donald Pleasence, Tom Courtenay and Christopher Plummer in the supporting cast."

Sharif starred opposite Barbra Streisand in 1968's Funny Girl, playing a smooth gambler to her Vaudeville performer. »

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R.I.P. Omar Sharif (1932 – 2015)

10 July 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has passed away aged 83 after suffering a heart attack in Cairo, his agent has revealed.

Born Michel Demtri Chalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt in 1932, Sharif began his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in over 20 productions in his home country before making his English-language debut in David Lean’s 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia – a role that saw him winning a Golden Globe, as well as earning an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

In 1965, Sharif reunited with Lean for the title role in Doctor Zhivago, which saw him picking up a second Golden Globe, while his subsequent credits included the likes of Night of the Generals, Funny Girl and its sequel Funny Lady, Che!, The Tamarind Seed, Top Secret!, The 13th Warrior and Hidalgo.

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Omar Sharif, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Dr. Zhivago’ Star, Dies at 83

10 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Omar Sharif, the dashing, Egyptian-born actor who was one of the biggest movie stars in the world in the 1960s, with memorable roles in “Dr. Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Funny Girl,” has died. He was 83.

Sharif suffered a heart attack on Friday afternoon in a hospital in Cairo, his agent said.

It was announced in May that he had Alzheimer’s disease.

With the global success of David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” starring Peter O’Toole, in 1962, Sharif became the first Arab actor to achieve worldwide fame, thanks to his charismatic presence in the epic film — and the Oscar nomination he drew because of it.

In its wake he very quickly became a busy Hollywood actor: Sharif made three films in 1964, including “Behold a Pale Horse” and “The Yellow Rolls Royce,” and three in 1965, including his first lead role in an English-language production, as the title character in Lean’s “Dr. »

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R.I.P. Omar Sharif

10 July 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary Egyptian-born, British trained actor Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83.

Though studying maths and physics at University, and working in the family business of precious woods, Sharif felt the lure of performing and ended up appearing in more than twenty productions in Egypt from 1953.

His big international break came in 1962 when he joined David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" and scored both a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for his work as Sherif Ali Ben El Kharish. He went on to roles in various major movies including "Doctor Zhivago," "Funny Girl," "Behold a Pale Horse," "Che!," "Top Secret," "Hidalgo," "The Fall of the Roman Empire ," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," "The Mysterious Island," "The Last Valley," "The Baltimore Bullet," "Mayerling," "The Night of the Generals," "Genghis Khan," "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna," "One Night with the King " and "Monsieur Ibrahim".

Surprisingly he also became famous »

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9 Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In

31 January 2015 3:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

J.K. Simmons has been taking awards season by storm. The Whiplash star not only scored an Academy Award nomination to add to his accolades, but he's even hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. But Simmons, 60, didn't become a star overnight. In fact, his résumé includes over 140 projects since 1986, some which sent us running to Netflix to refresh our memories. Without further ado, we proudly present our Nine Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In (some of which he probably wants to forget, too). 1. The First Wives Club (1996)The revenge comedy featured plenty of stars like Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, »

- Matthew Cole Weiss, @MattColeWeiss

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9 Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In

31 January 2015 3:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

J.K. Simmons has been taking awards season by storm. The Whiplash star not only scored an Academy Award nomination to add to his accolades, but he's even hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. But Simmons, 60, didn't become a star overnight. In fact, his résumé includes over 140 projects since 1986, some which sent us running to Netflix to refresh our memories. Without further ado, we proudly present our Nine Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In (some of which he probably wants to forget, too). 1. The First Wives Club (1996)The revenge comedy featured plenty of stars like Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, »

- Matthew Cole Weiss, @MattColeWeiss

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