Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Broadway and Hollywood actor. He was born in Russia. He moved to the United States and became an American citizen. He appeared in many movies and stage productions in the United States. He is famous for his role as the Siamese king in the musical The King and I on theater and in the movie, as well as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille movie The Ten Commandments and as Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. He played a killer robot in the 1976 science fiction film Westworld.
Yuliy Borisovich Brynner
July 11, 1920
|Died||October 10, 1985 (aged 65)|
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Years active||1944 - 1980|
|King Mongut of Siam in The King and I, Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven (1960)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
(m. 1944 - 1960, divorced) 1 child
(m. 1960 - 1967, divorced) 1 child
Jacqueline de Croisset
(m. 1971 - 1981, divorced) 2 children
(m. 1983 - 1985, his death)
He was known for his shaved head which he kept as a personal sign since his role in The King and I.
He is mentioned in the song "One Night in Bangkok".
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- Yul Brynner on IMDb
- Yul Brynner at the TCM Movie Database
- Yul Brynner at the Internet Broadway Database
- Yul Brynner at TV.com