Yul Brynner

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Yul Brynner (Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер, Yuliy Borisovich Briner; July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born United States-based 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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Filmography

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Selected Yul Brynner film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1980
Lost to the Revolution (Short Film)
Narrator

1976
Peter Marciani

1976
The Gunslinger

1975
Carson

1973
Col. Alexei Vlassov

1973
Gunslinger

1972
The Deaf Man

1972
Anna and the King (TV Show)
King Mongkut

1971
Sabata, Indio Black

1971
Catlow

1971
Captain Stoloff

1971
Jonathan Kongre

1969
Peter Novak

1969
The Chairman

1969
Transvestite Cabaret Singer

1968
Pancho Villa

1967
Dan Slater, Kalmar

1967
Sultan

1966
Asher Gonen

1966
Colonel Salem

1966
Chris

1966
Baron Von Grunen

1965
Captain Mueller

1964
TSgt. Mike Takashima

1964
Jules Gaspard d'Estaing

1963
Chief Black Eagle

1962
Sharif

1962
Taras Bulba

1961
Extra in nightclub scene

1960
Victor Fabian

1960
Nico March

1960
Chris Larabee Adams

1960
L'huissier, Court usher

1959
Solomon

1959
Major Surov

1959
Jason Compson

1958
Dmitri Karamazov

1958
Jean Lafitte

1956
General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine

1956
King Mongkut of Siam

1956
Rameses

1954
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie)
King Mongkut of Siam

1952
Omnibus (TV Show)
Francois Villon

1949
Paul Vicola

1949
Fireside Theatre (TV Show)
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1948
Dr. Nestri

1944
Mr. Jones and His Neighbors (TV Show)
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Director Credits

1952
Omnibus (TV Show)
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1950
Danger (TV Show)
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1950
Starlight Theatre (TV Show)
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1950
Sure As Fate (TV Show)
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1950
Life with Snarky Parker (TV Show)
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1950
We Take Your Word (TV Show)
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1949
Mr. I. Magination (TV Show)
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1948
Actor's Studio (TV Show)
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1948
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Soundtrack Credits

1971
Great Performances (TV Show)
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1954
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie)
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Quotes

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List of Yul Brynner quotes.

(taped message in January 1985, after he died of lung cancer) Now that I'm gone, I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do, just don't smoke. If I could take back that smoking we wouldn't be talking about any cancer. I'm convinced of that.


(Message recorded in January 1985, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer) Now that I'm gone, I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do, just don't smoke. If I could take back that smoking we wouldn't be talking about any cancer. I'm convinced of that.


Girls have an unfair advantage over boys: If they can't get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.


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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Yul Brynner on the cover.
  • Yul Brynner - Picturegoer Magazine [United Kingdom] (21 February 1959)
  • Yul Brynner - Photoplay Magazine [United Kingdom] (May 1972)
  • Yul Brynner - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (21 November 1959)
  • Yul Brynner - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (18 April 1959)
  • Yul Brynner - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (26 July 1958)
  • Yul Brynner - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (15 September 1956)

Pictorials

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List of Yul Brynner magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Clark Gable - Jeunesse Cinéma Magazine [France] (July 1965)
  • Yul Brynner - Cinemonde Magazine [France] (1 September 1959)
  • Charles Bronson - Playboy Magazine [United States] (February 1976)
  • Jack Nicholson - Playboy Magazine [United States] (January 1975)

Dating History

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List of Yul Brynner relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by Yul Brynner, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Yul Brynner.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
A Puzzlement 594,086
Shall We Dance? 1,094,026
So Big a World 1,251,096
The line of fate / Узор судьбы 1,424,752
Song of the King 1,317,044
Prayer To Buddah 1,317,046
Itchy Blood 1,424,739
Two Guitars 1,424,737
Snakes Ladders 1,424,736
The Shawl / Шаленочка 1,424,734
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Yul Brynner songs.

Similar Artists

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List of artists similar to Yul Brynner.




First NameYul
Last NameBrynner
Full Name at BirthYuliy Borisovich Brynner
Age65 (age at death)
Date of BirthJuly 11, 1920
BirthplaceVladivostok, Russia
Date of DeathOctober 10, 1985
Location of DeathNew York City, New York, USA
Cause of DeathLung Cancer
Height5' 10" (178 cm)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBrown - Light
Hair ColorBrown - Dark
Star SignCancer
EthnicityWhite
NationalityRussian
OccupationActor, director, model, photographer
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameThe King and I
FatherBoris Bryner
MotherMarousia Blagavidova
Other Family MembersRock Brynner (son)
FriendsJean-Pierre Aumont, Marlon Brando

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