Faten Hamama
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Sophia Loren
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James Mason
(Movies & TV)
Ava Gardner
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Blake Edwards
(Movies & TV)
Dezo Hoffmann
(Visual Arts)
Mel Ferrer
(Movies & TV)

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Omar Sharif

Knowledge Identifier: +Omar_Sharif


Omar Sharif

Egyptian actor who has starred in Hollywood films including Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1932.

Countries: United Kingdom (33%), United States (23%), France (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Faten Hamama, Sophia Loren, James Mason

Linked to: Cairo University, University Of Hull, Victoria College, Alexandria, Chicago Tribune




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Omar Sharif was born in 1932 add something


Sharif lived in his native Egypt from birth in 1932 until he moved to Europe in 1965 add something


Edward Said - In the late 1940s, the latter school days of Said included attendance at the Egyptian branch of Victoria College , where one classmate was Omar Sharif whom he remembered as a sadistic and physically abusive head boy; other classmates included King Hussein of Jordan, and Egyptian, Syrian, Jordanian, and Saudi Arabian boys whose academic careers progressed to their becoming ministers, prime ministers, and leading businessmen of and in their respective countries


Before the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, King Farouk frequented Sharif's family's house, and became a friend and card game partner of Sharif's mother add something


By contrast, after 1952, Sharif states that wealth changed hands in Egypt, under Nasser's nationalization policies add something


Faten Hamama - In 1954, Hamama chose Omar Sharif to co-star with her in a film


Faten Hamama - In 1954, while filming a Youssef Chahine film, "Struggle in the Valley", Hamama refused to have the Egyptian actor Shukry Sarhan as a co-star, and Chahine offered Omar Sharif the role


Faten Hamama - She divorced al-Faqqar in 1954 and a year later, she married the Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif


In 1955, Omar El-Sharif married Egyptian actress Faten Hamama add something


He quickly rose to stardom, appearing in over 20 Egyptian productions including "Ayyamna el helwa" with singer Abdel Halim Hafez, "La anam" in 1958, "Sayedat el kasr" in 1959 and the "Anna Karenina" adaptation "Nahr el hub" in 1961 add something


Amina Rizk - She was popular for her roles as the kind-hearted mother in plays and films, appearing in major pictures such as "Doa al karawan" in 1959 in which she appeared alongside actors such as Faten Hamama and Ahmed Mazhar. and Bidaya wa nihaya, in which she played the role of the Mother to Omar Sharif, Farid Shawki and Sanaa Gamil


Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd


Perrette Pradier - Throughout the 1960s, she appeared in a number of films in her native France, was contracted for Hollywood productions that included the Fred Zinnemann film "Behold a Pale Horse" starring luminaries Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, and Omar Sharif


Sharif's first English language film was in the role of Sharif Ali in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962 add something


The Fall of the Roman Empire (film) - "'The Fall of the Roman Empire"' is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel Ferrer and Omar Sharif


They separated in 1966 and the marriage ended in 1974 add something


Sharif once ranked among the world's best known contract bridge players, forming the "Omar Sharif Bridge Circus" in 1967 which toured the world, competing against such powerhouse teams as Blue Team and Dallas Aces, at a time when barnstorming bridge teams were very popular add something


Charles Gray (actor) - His breakthrough year came in 1967 when he starred with Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif in the WWII murder-mystery movie "The Night of the Generals"


Dolores del Rio - In 1967, she finally filmed in Italy, with Sophia Loren and Omar Sharif in the film "More Than a Miracle"


Hans Hellmut Kirst - The book was made into a fairly successful 1967 film of the same name, which starred Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole


Mayerling (1968 film) - "'Mayerling"' is a 1968 romantic tragedy film starring Omar Sharif, Catherine_Deneuve, James Mason, Ava Gardner, Geneviève Page, James Robertson Justice and Andréa Parisy


Walter Riml - His last filmwork was in 1970, a documentary for US television about the film "The Last Valley" with Michael Caine and Omar Sharif


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - However, he was represented as an Indian by Omar Sharif in the 1973 European miniseries "The Mysterious Island"


Juggernaut (1974 film) - "'Juggernaut"' is a 1974 British crime suspense film starring Richard Harris, Omar Sharif and Anthony Hopkins


The Tamarind Seed - "'The Tamarind Seed"' is a 1974 American-British romantic drama film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif


Funny Lady - "'Funny Lady"' is a 1975 musical film starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy_McDowall, and Ben Vereen


Claudia Mori - In 1978, she was Marcella in her husband's film "Geppo il folle" , and in 1979 she took part in the movie "Bloodline" by Terence Young, with actors like Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Irene Papas, Romy Schneider and Omar Sharif


Ronee Blakley - In 1980, Blakley starred in "The Baltimore Bullet" with James Coburn, Omar Sharif and Bruce Boxleitner


April Ashley - In one interview, she said, "This is the real story and contains a lot of things I just couldn't say in 1982", including alleged affairs with Michael Hutchence, Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Turner Prize sculptor Grayson Perry and the future 19th Duke of Infantado, among others


Art Malik - In 1986 he played in the film "The Harem" with Omar Sharif and Nancy Travis


He is both author and co-author of several books on bridge and has licensed his name to a bridge video game; initially released in a MS-DOS version and Amiga version in 1992, "Omar Sharif Bridge" is still sold in Windows and "mobile platform" versions add something


Sharif underwent a triple bypass surgery in 1992, and suffered a mild heart attack in 1994 add something


In 2003, he received acclaim for his role in the French-language film adaptation of the novel "Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran", as a Muslim Turkish merchant who becomes a father figure for a Jewish boy add something


On August 5, 2003, he received a one-month suspended prison sentence for striking a police officer in a suburban Parisian casino in July add something


In November 2005, he was given a medal by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in recognition of his significant contributions to world film and cultural diversity add something


They both attended their mutual friend's funeral in 2006 at the El-Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City add something


Padma Lakshmi - In 2006, Lakshmi appeared in ABC's TV series "The Ten Commandments" with Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, and Omar Sharif


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 would telephone their automated scoreline from his home in Paris for score updates add something


Sharif was given an honorary degree by the University Of Hull in 2010 and used the occasion to meet up with Hull City football player Ken Wagstaff add something


Doha Tribeca Film Festival - On October 27, 2011 Omar Sharif became irritated with a woman who was queued up to have her photo taken with him on the red carpet at Doha Tribeca Film Festival add something


In May 2015 it was reported that Sharif was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and gets confused when remembering some of the biggest films of his career, his son has claimed add something


On 10 July 2015, less than six months after Hamama's death at the same age, Sharif died after suffering a heart attack at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt add something


On 12 July 2015, Sharif's body received a big farewell, at the Grand Mosque of Mushir Tantawi in eastern Cairo add something