Omar Sharif was a celebrated Egyptian actor whose best known film characters include Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Yuri Andreyevich Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago and Monsieur Ibrahim in Monsieur Ibrahim. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Egyptian actors of all time.
In 1955, he married acclaimed actress Faten Hamama, with whom he had a son named Tarek Sharif. After the marriage ended in divorce in 1974, he never got married again.
Throughout his career, he won numerous awards, including a César Award and three Golden Globe Awards.
His romantic affair with American singer and actress Barbara Streisand almost made him lose his Egyptian citizenship simply because of Streisand's Jewish background and her support for Israel.
He read his mind. He's a strange sort of man, isn't he? It's not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.Omar Sharif
The reason it has relevance is because I, as a popular Arab personality - the Arab people like me and respect me - thought it was time for me to make an ever so tiny statement about what I thought about this whole thing.Omar Sharif
was a famous Egyptian actor,
who was born on
April 10, 1932. As a person born on this date, Omar Sharif is listed in our database as the 11th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 10) and the 15th most popular for the year (1932).
People born on April 10
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Omar Sharif is the 287th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Omar Sharif's birthday, Omar Sharif is the 3rd most famous Egyptian and ranks 7th in famous people born in Alexandria, Egypt.
In general, Omar Sharif ranks as the 3124th
most popular famous person, and the 636th most popular actor of all time.
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