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Monday 5 December 2016

Legendary Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's, his agent has said.

Legendary Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's, his agent has said.

Steve Kenis gave no further details about the 83-year-old or his care. His son, Tarek Sharif, revealed the diagnosis in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

The Egyptian-born Sharif rose to international stardom with his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia - his first English-language film. He earned an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Lean's film opposite Peter O'Toole.

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