Actor Omar Sharif Dies at 83

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor whose striking good looks and Oscar nominated-performances once graced the big screen in “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Dr. Zhivago” and “The Night of the Generals” died today, 10 July, at the age of 83. Sharif swiftly rose to stardom after appearing in a rapid succession of widely successful films in the ‘60s, but later turned his interest to the game of competitive bridge—which many would agree was his premier skill. Throughout his life, Sharif was a man of the moment, telling the New York Times, “My philosophy of life is that I’m living every moment intensely, as if it were the last moment. I don’t think of what I did before or what I’m going to do. I think of what I’m doing right now.”