Omar  Sharif

Omar Sharif

Male 1932 - 2015  (83 years)    Has no ancestors but 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Omar Sharif 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 10 Apr 1932  Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 juli 2015  Cairo, , al Qahirah, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372476  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2015 

    Family 1 Faten Hamama,   b. 27 May 1931, El-Mansoera Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 2015, Cairo, , al Qahirah, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1955 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Living 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Living 
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2002 
    Family ID F147672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Ingrid Bergman,   b. 29 Aug 1915, Stockholm, Sodermanland, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1982, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2002 
    Family ID F147673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Paola de Luca 
    Married 1970 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Living 
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2002 
    Family ID F147674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Sohair Ramzi 
    Married 1977 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1932 - Alexandria, Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 juli 2015 - Cairo, , al Qahirah, Egypt Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Already a star of Egyptian films, Sharif came to international prominence for his role in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He starred in Genghis Khan (1965) and then in Dr. Zhivago (1965), a role that won a Golden Globe award and remains a classic of bittersweet romance. He played starring roles in the films Che! (1969), Funny Lady (1975), The Rainbow Thief (1990), Mayrig (1991) and numerous TV movies, including Peter the Great (1986). Sharif is also a world-class bridge player.

      A dashing, soulful, Egyptian-born romantic lead, Sharif is best-known for his roles as the romantic "Dr. Zhivago" (1965) and as Nicky Arnstein, Fanny Brice's con-man husband in "Funny Girl" (1968). After several years of working for his father's successful lumber company, Sharif made his film debut in the Egyptian-made "Sina Fil Wadi/The Blazing Sun" (1954), co-starring future wife Faten Hamama. Almost overnight, he became an Egyptian matinee idol, starring in a total of 22 films from 1954-1961, often co-starring with his wife. These comedies, romances and adventures were not seen outside the Middle East, but the darkly handsome, mustachioed and multilingual actor eventually caught the eye of the rest of the world. It took director David Lean, who cast Sharif as the lead's best friend in the epic "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), to catapult the actor to international success. His role as an Arab cheiftan earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination and an American film contract. After finishing up some Egyptian commitments, he played various ethnic types: a Spaniard in "Behold a Pale Horse" (1964), an Armenian in "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964) and a Yugoslavian in "The Yellow Rolls-Royce" (1964). After playing "Genghis Khan" (1965) in a multinational production, he got his real starmaking part, as the soulful, love-crossed "Doctor Zhivago" in David Lean's popular epic of the Russian Revolution, based on the Pasternak novel. 5His next major hit was "Funny Girl", in which he was appealing if miscast as Nicky Arnstein, Fanny Brice's second husband. He finished out the 60s in style, for the most part, with the high-budgeted "Mayering" (1968) as the suicidal Crown Prince Rudolf, Sidney Lumet's romantic mystery "The Appointment" (1969), the title role in the disastrous "Che!" (also 1969) and the hit Western "McKenna's Gold" (1969). But Sharif's vogue seemed to pass with the 70s, or perhaps there were only so many foreign leading man roles available. Still, he made eleven films in the decade in almost as many countries. His American releases included John Frankenheimer's "The Horsemen" (1971) and the thriller "Bloodline" (1979). In Britain, Sharif appeared in two Blake Edwards' films, "The Tamarind Seed" (1974), opposite Julie Andrews, and "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976), as well as the adventure "Ashanti" (1979). His latter-day film work has taken him to France ("Les Possedes," 1987), Italy ("Viaggio d'Amore," 1990), Egypt ("Al Moaten al Myssri," 1991) and Japan ("Tengoku No Taizai," 1992). Back in the US, Sharif had a supporting role in the raucous comedy "Top Secret!" (1984). Television has been kinder to Sharif in later years. He made his TV-movie debut in the earnest, all-star "The Poppy Is Also a Flower" (ABC, 1968), about international drug trading, and has reamined active in that medium. Some longforms have provided him with excellent roles, better showcases than he had gotten on the big screen. He was a professional gambler in "The Pleasure Palace" (CBS, 1980), Ben Cross' Indian mentor in "The Far Pavilions" (HBO, 1984), a Turkish sultan in "Harem" (ABC, 1986), a Russian Prince in "Peter the Great" (NBC, 1986), a romantic Frenchman in the comedy "Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris" (CBS, 1992) and a sorcerer in the superb adaptation of Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" (NBC, 1996). Sharif is also a professional bridge player who has authored books and a newspaper column on the subject, as well as representing Egypt in the 1964 Olympic bridge competition.


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