Egypt’s cinematic icon Omar Sharif, known to his Western audience for roles in Hollywood epics Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a Spanish newspaper reported..
Actor Omar Sharif with his golden globe in Hollywood Jan. 31, 1966. (File: AP)
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif is seen with his wife, actress Faten Hamama, and their eight-year-old son, Tarek, as they get together for New Year's Eve celebration in Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 31, 1965. (File: AP)
Actor Omar Sharif arrives, for a preview of a newly-restored print of David Lean’s epic, “Doctor Zhivago,” on the film’s 30th anniversary at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California Tuesday, April 4, 1995. (File: AP)