Sharif, Omar

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Omar Sharif
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Name
Sharif, Omar Gender: M
Michael Demitri Shalhoub
born on 10 April 1932 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Alexandria, Egypt, 31n12, 29e54
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°33' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°32 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°32'



Biography

Egyptian-American actor, an elegant and handsome screen lover whose hit films include the magnificent "Lawrence of Arabia," which won him a 1962 Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor; "Dr. Zhivago;" and "Funny Girl." His movie career never advanced beyond these films, and he moved into occasional TV roles. He is a noted bridge player, writing an internationally syndicated column on the subject.

Sharif is devoted to his mother, who liked to gamble and encouraged her son to do so as well. He speaks six languages. He has income from a perfume sold in Europe, race horses kept in Argentina, and his bridge column and activities. He is also affiliated with a travel agency that books bridge cruises. Well traveled himself, he lives in Paris for the most part.

He married at age 21 Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, and he had a son, Tareq and a stepdaughter, Nadia. The marriage lasted ten years, but he has remained close to his son and friendly with Hamama. He claims to have not had a serious relationship since his divorce. He had an illegitimate child with an Italian journalist but did not maintain contact with either of them.

In 1995, Sharif had heart bypass surgery.

On August 6, 2003, in Paris, he received a one-month suspended sentence for hitting a police officer in a casino in July. In addition to his suspended sentence, he was ordered to pay a $1,700 fine and $340 in damages to the police officer.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1962 (Oscar Best Supporting Actor)
  • Health : Medical procedure 1995 (By-pass surgery)
  • Crime : Trial dates 6 August 2003 (suspended sentence and fine for hitting police officer)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes his autobiography "The Eternal Male." Ruth Dewey same from interview in the National Enquirer, 4/29/1975

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Handsome)
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Black)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, ten years)
  • Family : Relationship : Other relationship (None steady since his divorce)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One step-daughter)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two, one illegitimate child)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gambler
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Animals, pets (Race horses)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Pro bridge player)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Egypt to America)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Bridge)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Syndicated column)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Six languages)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Supporting)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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