Omar Sharif Google Logo For The Egyptian Actor

Apr 10, 2018 • 7:28 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Logos

Omar Sharifs 86th Birthday Google Logo

Today on Google's home page is a special Google logo, Doodle, for the Egyptian actor, Omar Sharif. He was of Lebanese origin and he began his career in his native country in the 1950s. Omar is best known for his appearances in both English and American productions. Some of his best known works included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968). He was also nominated for an Academy Award and won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award.

He was born 86 years ago on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt and died at the age of 83 on July 10, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.

Google wrote:

Actor Omar Sharif made his indelible mark on Hollywood cinema without uttering a word. Playing the Arab warrior Sherif Ali in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, Sharif first appears as a tiny dot on the desert horizon, growing larger as his camel gallops into the frame with Peter O’Toole.

Sharif racked up two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for Lawrence of Arabia. He also received numerous other awards including a César for the 2003 film, Monsieur Ibrahim, and a UNESCO Einstein medal in 2005, acknowledging his contributions to cultural diversity.

While acting was his main occupation, Sharif was also an internationally renowned bridge player, writing a syndicated column on the topic for the Chicago Tribune.

Today’s animated Doodle shows Sharif in true dashing form.

Happy 86th birthday, Omar Sharif!

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