Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2015

Actor Omar Sharif dies at 83; starred in ‘Lawrence of Arabia, ‘ ‘Doctor Zhivago’

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Omar Sharif, who won acclaim in such films as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago, ” died Friday, his agent said. He was 83.

Steve Kenis, the actor’s longtime agent, said Sharif died of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital. Sharif had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The Egyptian-born actor rose to international fame with his first English-speaking role, starring opposite Peter O’Toole in 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia.”… READ MORE

L.A Times

 

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