Omar Sharif

Born Apr 10, 1932

Omar Sharif is an Egyptian actor who has starred in Hollywood films including Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl. He has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won two Golden Globe Awards.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Omar Sharif.


Sharif lived in his native Egypt from his birth in 1932 until he moved to Europe in 1965. … Read More


1952 20 Years Old His mother, Claire Saada, was a noted society hostess, and Egypt's King Farouk was a regular visitor prior to his deposition in 1952. … Read More
1954 22 Years Old In 1954, Sharif began his acting career in his native Egypt with a role in Shaytan Al-Sahra ("Devil of the Desert"). … Read More
1958 26 Years Old He quickly rose to stardom, appearing in Egyptian productions, including La Anam ("Sleepless") in 1958, Sayyidat al-Qasr ("Lady of the Palace") in 1959 and the Anna Karenina adaptation Nahr el hub ("The River of Love") in 1961. … Read More


1962 30 Years Old Sharif's first English-language role was that of Sherif Ali in David Lean's historical epic Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. … Read More
1965 33 Years Old In 1965, Sharif reunited with Lean in order to play the title role in the epic love story Doctor Zhivago (1965), an adaptation of Boris Pasternak's 1957 novel, which was banned in the USSR for 30 years. … Read More
1966 34 Years Old The couple separated in 1966 and their marriage ended in divorce in 1974. … Read More


1975 43 Years Old …  Sharif reprised the role in the film's sequel, Funny Lady in 1975. … Read More


1984 52 Years Old Sharif also contributed comic cameo performances in Edwards' The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) and in the 1984 spy-film spoof Top Secret! … Read More


1992 60 Years Old 1 More Event
He was also both author and co-author of several books on bridge and licensed his name to a bridge video game; initially released in an MS-DOS version and Amiga version in 1992, Omar Sharif on Bridge is still sold in Windows and mobile platform versions. … Read More
2008 76 Years Old Actor and friend Tom Courtenay revealed in an interview for the July 19, 2008 edition of BBC Radio's Test Match Special that Sharif supported Hull City Association Football Club and in the 1970s he would telephone their automated scoreline from his home in Paris for score updates.
2010 78 Years Old Sharif was given an honorary degree by the University of Hull in 2010 and he used the occasion to meet Hull City football player Ken Wagstaff. … Read More
In May 2015 it was reported that Sharif was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. … Read More
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