Friday, 10 July 2015

RIP Omar Shariff

Posted by Barbra today:
Omar was my first leading man in the movies. He was handsome, sophisticated and 
charming. He was a proud Egyptian and in some people's eyes, the idea of casting him in 'Funny Girl' was considered controversial. Yet somehow, under the direction of William Wyler, the romantic chemistry between Nicky Arnstein and Fanny Brice transcended stereotypes and prejudice. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Omar, and I'm profoundly sad to hear of his passing.