The star of 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Dr Zhivago' suffered a heart attack at a Cairo hospital on Friday.
Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor who rose to global fame following his role in Lawrence of Arabia, has died in Cairo at the age of 83.
Omar Sharif conquered the movie world in the 1960s
David Lean's 1962 epic was Sharif's first English-language film. His role as Sherif Ali won him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor (he lost out to Ed Begley for Sweet Bird of Youth).
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His son, Tarek El-Sharif, told a Spanish newspaper at the weekend that he was suffering from the disease, and his agent confirmed this on Tuesday.
Legendary actor Omar Sharif, the star of critical and popular hit movies Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago in the 1960s, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it has been revealed.
Reports of the diagnosis initially emerged at the weekend after his son Tarek gave an interview to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, but on Tuesday the 83 year old actor’s agent confirmed the news to the Associated Press. No further details were given about his condition other than those in his son’s interview.
Omar Sharif has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it has been confirmed
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The film begins with a blue-eyed girl coming to live with a clan of "manuk" (that's "mammoth" to you and me) hunters after her tribe is wiped out by what appear to be the bad guys from Conan the Barbarian. The tribe elder (Mona Hammond) declares that this girl is part of some prophecy while the son of the tribe's #1 hunter looks on.
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As the story goes, Hidalgo was considered a long shot to win the race because he was a Mustang, in a race of faster, stronger Arabians. Hidalgo appealed to a wealthy Sheik (Omar Sharif) who brought the horse and its legendary rider Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) from the United States halfway across the world to participate. Despite a potential claim for fame and fortune, Frank is participating for entirely personal reasons. Frank wants to help his half-blood Indian tribe buy back land from the U.S. government that they can use to raise their horses.
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