Yul Brynner

Russian-born actor (1920–1985)

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.

Yul Brynner
Actor Yul Brynner in The Ten Commandments (1956).jpg
Brynner in The Ten Commandments (1956)
Born
Yuliy Borisovich Brynner

July 11, 1920
DiedOctober 10, 1985(1985-10-10) (aged 65)
Cause of deathLung cancer
NationalityRussian-American
CitizenshipAmerican
Years active1944 - 1980
Notable credit(s)
King Mongut of Siam in The King and I, Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Spouse(s)Virginia Gilmore
(m. 1944 - 1960, divorced) 1 child
Doris Kleiner
(m. 1960 - 1967, divorced) 1 child
Jacqueline de Croisset
(m. 1971 - 1981, divorced) 2 children
Kathy Lee
(m. 1983 - 1985, his death)
AwardsAcademy Awards
  • Best Actor
1956 The King and I

Tony Awards

  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
1952 King and I
1985 Special Award

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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