Yul Brynner biography

Yul Brynner

Actor, Film actor

1920 – 1985

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Who was Yul Brynner?

Yul Brynner was a Russian-born United States-based Eurasian actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version; he played the role 4,625 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King and I. Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books.

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Born
Jul 11, 1920
Vladivostok
Also known as
  • Yuliy Borisovich Brynner
  • Yul Borisovich Bryner
  • Yuliy Borsovich Briner
  • Julius Briner
  • Jules Bryner
  • Youl Bryner
  • ユル・ブリンナー
  • Yuli Borisovich Bryner
  • Yuliy Borisovich Briner
  • Yul Brenner
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Russia
Profession
Education
  • YMCA
Died
Oct 10, 1985
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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