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Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner (July 11 1920 - October 10, 1985) was an actor who appeared in many movies and stage productions. One of his best-known roles was that of the King in the musical The King and I, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

His birth name was Taidje Khan. His year of birth was a matter of negotiation. It probably lies somewhere between 1915 in Vladivostok and 1920 in Sakhalin, Russia. Brynner died of lung cancer caused by smoking, and before he died he made an anti-smoking public service announcement.

Yul Brynner is interred in the cemetery at the Saint-Michel-de-Bois-Aubry monastery near Poitiers, Vienne, France.

He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6162 Hollywood Blvd.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Yul Brynner Facts

Birth NameYul Bryner
BirthdayJuly 7, 1915
BirthplaceVladivostock, Russia
Date of deathOctober 10, 1985 (New York, New York, USA, age 70)
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Yul Brynner compared to you?
Awards1957 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for The King and I)

Selected Filmography

The Magnificent Seven
The Ten Commandments
King And I
The King and I
Bible According to Hollywood
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection
The Great Escape/ The Magnificent Seven/ The Thomas Crown Affair
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