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Omar Sharif gets jail term

Paris, Aug. 7 (Reuters): Movie legend Omar Sharif has been given a one-month suspended prison sentence for hitting a police officer in a casino in suburban Paris last month, a court official said today.

The Egyptian actor, best known for his role in the 1965 epic Doctor Zhivago, was also fined 1,500 euros for “violence towards a police officer”, a spokeswoman for the Pontoise criminal court said.

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