Yul Brynner facts for kids
Yuliy Borisovich Brynner
July 11, 1920
|Died||October 10, 1985
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Years active||1944 - 1980|
|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)
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.
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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Brynner with Gertrude Lawrence in the original production of The King and I (1951)
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