Friday, February 18, 2011

Question 534: Noble Profession


Sorry for the abruptness of the question but I'm pressed for time :P

Anyway:
A certain gentleman, born in 1932 in some part of Egypt as a Melkite Greek Catholic. He took to acting in 1953 and became quite a successful actor in his time.






 He was also known for something else.

Id the man and what the other thing was.




Answer:


Man - Omar Sharif



Other thing - Contact Bridge

Sharif once ranked among the world's best known contact players, forming the "Omar Sharif Bridge Circus" in 1967 which toured the world, competing against such powerhouse teams as Blue Team and Dallas Aces, at a time when barnstorming bridge teams were very popular. With Charles Goren, Sharif co-wrote a syndicated newspaper bridge column for the Chicago Tribune for several years, but has mostly turned over the writing of the column to Tannah Hirsch, whose name appears on the byline with Sharif to this day.

12 comments:

Pi.R.Square said...

Omar Sharrif
Bridge the card game

Siddarth Pai said...

looks like Omar Sharrif
& he loved bridge, had some club apparently
Many a movie had that as a side gag

Archimonde said...

Omar Sharif
licensed his name to the computer game "Omar Sharif Bridge"...

Saswat said...

Is it Omar Sharif, the guy who played a role in Lawrence of Arabia

appuchin said...

omar sharif-"the bridge player"

indian said...

OMAR SHARIFF.

Cupidvogel said...

Good question. It's Omar Shariff. The acting part and the picture of the hand playing bridge were good clues..

manish hn said...

omar sharif..
since you put up a pic of cards.....ill go with him being a damn famous bridge plaeyer...one of the best in the world...

manish hn said...

hey....wheres my comment???? id given the answers :(

Nagaratna Patil said...

Oops. Missed it.
Someone else's bad, but my apologies.
Published it now.
:)

manish hn said...

thanks :)

Nagaratna Patil said...

Welcome yo :)