Just A Reminder

ZhivagoAs most of the U.S. melts in a tropical heat wave, it’s important to remember the kind of winter we came through this past year.

As I found this photo of a frozen Dr. Zhivago, I wanted to express my sympathy for the passing of Omar Sharif, who died of a heart attack on July 10 at the age of 83.

Born in Egypt as Michel Demitri Shalhoub, of Lebanese and Syrian descent, he held degrees in mathematics and physics, and was a renowned, world-class bridge player.

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage Mandatory Credit: Photo by Everett/REX Shutterstock (419930f) DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, 1965 Various

Photo by Everett/REX Shutterstock
Β Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, 1965

He was discovered by the world in a supporting role in Lawrence of Arabia, was noted as the dashing romantic lead in Funny Girl, and went on to accumulate an impressive cinematic resume.

But to me, he will always be Zhivago.

Here he is, all thawed out.

Rest in peace, dear sir, you will never be forgotten.

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30 Responses to Just A Reminder

  1. Nurse Kelly says:

    I like the thawed version better, too! Very nice tribute, Van xo

  2. LaVagabonde says:

    This is the first I’ve heard – of your heat wave and of his death. Such is the way of living overseas and never watching the news. (Which, by the way, is the reason I don’t comment on most of your posts about current events or pop culture. I don’t have an opinion on that of which I’m ignorant. :))

  3. Thumbup says:

    Thanks for posting it. Didn’t know about his passing. Loved the movie.

  4. Erika Kind says:

    What, Omar Sharif just died? I did not hear about that. Oh…Lately I always had the theme song of Doctor Zhivago playing in my head… interesting.

  5. Omar Sharif…one very sexy man. RIP.

  6. markbialczak says:

    Great reminder and memory, Van. πŸ™‚

  7. A lovely tribute to a great actor. Hugs πŸ™‚

  8. Amy says:

    Dr. Zhivago – oh do I remember watching that one. It was a one of a kind movie for me. Thanks for the walk down memory lane and your lovely tribute.

  9. amommasview says:

    Yes, for me too. He will always be Dr Zhivago… What an epic movie…

  10. I remember the movies, but also learned to play bridge with his book! I’d forgotten all about that. πŸ™‚

  11. megdekorne says:

    Dr Zhivago …on my top 10 list of movies that influenced me in artistic ways …how handsome he was with his moody eyes !

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