Omar (Shalhoub) Sharif

Michel Demitri (Shalhoub) Sharif (1932 - 2015)

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Michel Demitri (Omar) "شريف, عمر" Sharif formerly Shalhoub aka el-Sharif, Cherif
Born in Alexandria, Egyptmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Cairo, Egyptmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 May 2017
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Categories: Notables | Actors | Famous Actors of the 20th Century | Academy Award Nominees of the 20th Century | César du meilleur acteur | Golden Globe Winners of the 20th Century.


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Famous Egyptian actor most noted for his performances in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (Sherif Ali), for the title role inDoctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1963, won two Golden Globes in 1963 & 1966 and won a César in 2004.

He converted in Islam in order to marry Faten Hamama in 1955.


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On 24 May 2017 at 17:27 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Shalhoub-3 and Chalhoub-6 appear to represent the same person because: I had a news article with his name misspelled.....

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