Star Omar has Alzheimer’s

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LAWRENCE of Ara­bia star Omar Sharif is bat­tling Alzheimer’s.

The 83-year-old’s son, Tarek, re­vealed the screen leg­end’s con­di­tion in an in­ter­view with Span­ish news­pa­per El Mundo.

Egyptian-born Sharif rose to in­ter­na­tional star­dom with his role in the 1962 epic.

And he earned an Os­car nom­i­na­tion for as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s film op­po­site Brit star Peter O’Toole.

He also fa­mously played the ti­tle role in Lean’s Doc­tor Zhivago.

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