“Forgotten Hollywood”- Omar Sharif Suffers From Alzheimer’s

Posted on May 24, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Omar_Sharif_-_Zhivago_-_1965

   I’m sorry to report that legendary actor Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The star’s son revealed in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo that the 83-year-old actor is struggling with his memory and retired from the industry because of his illness because he could no longer remember his lines. Sharif also confuses the names of his biggest films and has been struggling with the disease for the last three years.

   Sharif, who was born in Alexandria, Egypt, first rose to international fame for his role in 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia co-starring alongside Peter O’Toole. They became life-long friends. His performance earned an Oscar nod and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Omar later starred in Doctor Zhivago with Julie Christie and Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand. Sharif continued acting until his late 70s.   OMAR SHARIF –>

   At present, he resides mostly in Cairo with his family. As recently as two years ago, a spokesperson for Sharif reportedly dismissed claims that he was struggling with dementia.

   Here’s wishing the fabulous Omar Sharif the very best wishes.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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