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  • Lawrence of Arabia' star Omar Sharif dies at 83

    07/10/2015 9:23:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago died at age of 83, Egyptian media reported. “He died this afternoon of a heart attack in Cairo,” Steve Kenis told AFP, adding that the actor had been in a hospital for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in a Syrian family and named Michel Demitri Chalhoub in Egypt in 1932, he was brought up as a Roman catholic and earned a college degree in mathematics and physics before he joined his family’s business. Read: Hollywood film legend Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer’s disease Omar...
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimers disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Leans iconic film.
  • During Cold War, CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

    04/07/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Finn and Petra Couve
    A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled Doctor Zhivago. The book, by poet Boris Pasternak, had been banned from publication in the Soviet Union. The British were suggesting that the CIA get copies of the novel behind the Iron Curtain. The idea immediately gained traction in Washington.
  • TCM movie alert: "Doctor Zhivago"(1965) 8PM E.S.T.

    02/17/2013 3:59:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 58 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1965 | David Lean
    Another TCM alert: tonight at 8PM it's airing "Doctor Zhivago". Definitely worth seeing as Hollywood film that actually showed how terrible life was in Soviet Russia. The only thing I don't like about it is its hero cheating on his cute wife with Lara. Otherwise, a truly great film with Rod Steiger stealing the show as the opportunistic lawyer Komarovsky.
  • "Doctor Zhivago" on TCM Tonight, 8PM E.S.T.

    11/19/2012 4:49:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 60 replies
    For those interested, Turner Classic Movies will air "Doctor Zhivago" tonight starting at 8PM E.S.T.. While I don't approve of the adultery of the film's hero, it is one of the few times when Hollywood produced a huge epic showing how awful life under Soviet totalitarian communism truly was. For that reason alone it's worth seeing at least once. Tom Courtnenay's youthfully idealistic Pasha provides a great example of a liberal who gets power then proceeds to torment everyone else for the "common good." The scene where Zhivago returns to his wife and family after World War I only to...
  • Russian author published in full at last (Boris Pasternak)

    02/17/2004 5:22:44 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 5 replies · 178+ views
    UPI ^ | 2-17-04
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- More than 40 years after his death, the entire works of Russian Nobel prize-winning novelist Boris Pasternak are to be published in his homeland. A full 11-volume edition of all of Pasternak's work, including his famous love poetry, will be published within the next year, according to a report on news.com.au. Pasternak is most famous for his massive novel "Doctor Zhivago," which was made into a motion picture starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The novel was finally published in Russia in 1988 as part of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of glasnost, or openness....
  • Diaries could lead to Saddam's secret backers

    04/20/2003 3:14:36 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 311+ views
    The Times ^ | April 21, 2003 | Daniel McGrory
    THE secrets of Saddam Husseins overseas business networks have been uncovered in the records of his eldest son, Uday, whose diary also reveals that he spied on his father. British Intelligence got its hands on some of Udays prolific collection of records before looters could make off with them. They are hopeful that the diaries will identify businessmen in Britain who helped to keep the regime in Baghdad afloat. A vain and temperamental figure, Uday insisted that every order he gave should be meticulously recorded in his office diaries, whether it be the Hollywood videos that he wanted to watch...