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Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, star of Oscar-winning classics such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent has said.Sharif, who was raised a Roman Catholic but later converted to Islam, started acting in the 1950s and had his most high-profile roles in the 1960s, when he starred in "Funny Girl" opposite Barbra Streisand in 1968 .The actor made something of a comeback in 2003 in the title role of the 2003 French film "Monsieur Ibrahim," in which he played an elderly Muslim shopkeeper.In January this year, Sharif's actress ex-wife Faten Hamama died aged 83 after a career spanning seven decades and almost 100 films alongside masters of Egypt's film industry.
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