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Birth Name: Omar Sharif
Born: 04/10/1932
Birth Place: Egypt

Michael Demitri Shalhoub was born in Alexandria, Egypt on April 10, 1932. The family was well-to-do thanks to his father's lumber company; Sharif's home in Egypt was frequented by the wealthy elite of the country, as well as King Farouk, who was a close friend to and frequent card player with his mother. After graduating from Victorian College in Alexandria and later Cairo University with a degree in mathematics and physics, he made his living at his father's company until the early 1950s, when he decided to try his hand at film acting. Billed as Omar El-Sharif, his debut in 1954's "The Blazing Sun" made him an overnight success, thanks in no small part to his smoldering good looks and the u... Continue Bio >>

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