Motion picture star, represented UAR World Team Olympiad 1964, playing captain of Egyptian team World Team Oplypiad 1968, National wins include Interclubs 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964. Won 1963 Golden Globe Award, nominated for Academy Award 1963 as best supporting actor for performance inLawrence of Arabia
One of the most active promoters of bridge, makes many public appearences on syndicated TV shows as a proponent of the game.
His most famous quote: “Acting is my business – bridge is my passion”.
OrganizedSharif Bridge Circus, participated in one of the highest stake set games in history, was a member, with many former members, of theBLUE TEAM, of the Lancia Bridge Team in 1975, won SIMON AWARD 1974.
Author ofMa Vie au Bridge, since 1975 co-author of Goren newspaper bridge column, since 1986 analyst of hands played in annual Epson world-wide bridge contest.