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Omar Sharif Google Doodle: 5 Fascinating Facts About the Egyptian Actor

“Working gets in the way of living.” Wise words spoken by the subject of today’s Google Doodle, actor Omar Sharif. In honor of the Lawrence of Arabia star’s 86th birthday, Google is putting Sharif on the homepage of its prolific search engine with a simple animation that fits the actor’s elegant style perfectly.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1932 as Michel Dimitri Chalhoub, Shari adopted the name Omar El-Sharif and began his acting career with a role in 1954’s The Blazing Sun. Since his initial appearance, Sharif saw much success that followed him up to his passing on July 10, 2015. The award-winning performer lived an 83-year-long life of intrigue that earned him recognition outside across multiple continents.

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