Omar Sharif, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Dr. Zhivago’ Star, Dies at 83

“…Nevertheless, there was no little controversy about his role in “Funny Girl”: When 1967’s Six Day War between Israel and Arab countries including Egypt occurred, Columbia execs considered replacing Sharif; later, when a still depicting a love scene between the actor and Barbra Streisand was published, the Egyptian press began a movement to revoke Sharif’s citizenship.”

Behind-the-scenes of ‘Doctor Zhivago’ w/ David Lean, Omar Sharif & Julie Christie

  • LauraS

    Sad news. He was wonderful in David Lean’s films. Not a bad legacy.

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  • Everyone Else

    For what it’s worth, he had to shave the hair on his forehead because his hairline was too low, perhaps technically a “low-brow”.