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Doctor Zhivago star Omar Sharif dies aged 83

FILM LEGEND: The Egyptian-born actor began acting in the 1950s and was propelled to stardom playing an Arab chief enlisted by Peter O'Toole's TE Lawrence in the World War I drama Lawrence of Arabia.


EGYPTIAN-BORN actor Omar Sharif, who starred in Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, died on Friday in Cairo aged 83, his London-based agent said.

"He died this afternoon of a heart attack in Cairo," Steve Kenis told AFP, adding that the actor had been in a hospital for