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Omar Sharif, Lawrence of Arabia actor, dead at 83: report

07/10/2015 10:08 EDT | Updated 07/10/2016 05:59 EDT
Legendary Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Shari has died at age 83, the BBC reports.

The Egyptian-born actor rose to international stardom with his role in the 1962 epic — Sharif's first English-language film.

He earned an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Lean's iconic film opposite Peter O'Toole.

Sharif followed the breakthrough performance with the title role in Lean's Doctor Zhivago, co-starring Julie Christie. He then played Fanny Brice's husband, Nicky Arnstein, in Funny Girl alongside Barbra Streisand.

His last completed feature film credits were in 2013.

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