Omar Sharif, of “Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” Dies

Princess Margaret, Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1969 file photo, Britain's Princess Margaret, right, talks with American singer Barbra Streisand, left, and actor Omar Sharif, center, at the premiere of the film "Funny Girl," at the Odeon Cinema, London. Sharif has died in a Cairo hospital of a heart attack, his agent said on Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo, File)

CAIRO (AP) – Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor who soared to international stardom in two David Lean epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” has died. He was 83.

Sharif’s longtime agent, Steve Kenis, told The Associated Press that Sharif died of a heart attack in a Cairo hospital. Sharif had been suffering from Alzheimers.

“Lawrence of Arabia” earned Sharif a supporting-actor Oscar nomination and international stardom.

Sharif also appeared in the films “Funny Girl,” ”Che!” and “The Pink Panther Strikes Again.”

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