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Yul Brynner Overview:

Legendary actor, Yul Brynner, was born Yuli Borisovich Bryner on Jul 11, 1920 in Vladivostok, Russia. Brynner died at the age of 65 on Oct 10, 1985 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Saint Robert Churchyard Cemetery in La Tourraine, France.

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Yul Brynner was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for The King and I (as The King) in 1956.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1956Best ActorThe King and I (1956)The KingWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Yul Brynner's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #112 on Mar 22, 1956.

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spearheaded cancer awareness, prevention

on Apr 15, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

Known for his mysterious, intense looks and bald head, actor is famous for his film roles in “The Magnificent Seven,” “Anastasia,” “The Ten Commandments” and “The King and I” as the King of Siam. But Brynner also played a role in cancer awareness. This week is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer ... Read full article


Villa Rides! (1968) with

By Orson De Welles on Dec 4, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Villa rages! Villa lusts! Villa kills! VILLA RIDES! Name a good motion picture about the Mexican Revolution.  No, I can’t really name one either.  And after watching 1968’s Villa Rides! I still can’t.  Not that Villa Rides! is a bad picture, because it isn’t.  But... Read full article


Kings of the Sun (1963) with

By Orson De Welles on Mar 5, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!How a lost world became a new world of adventure! The 1950s and 60s were the time of the epic.  Television was growing by leaps and bounds and movie studios were on the run for anything to combat the incursion of that little glowing box.  So in addition to a veritable cornucopia of format... Read full article


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Yul Brynner Quotes:

King: Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!


Vin: I heard you were riding shotgun for the Overland Stage.
Chris: I was. My doctor told me to quit. For my health.
Vin: Why?
Chris: Too much lead in the air.


Chris: He's a good gun, and we aren't heading for a church social.


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Yul Brynner Facts
Audrey Hepburn is the godmother of his daughter Victoria.

Sometimes claimed that he was part-Japanese, that his birth name was Taidje Khan and that he hailed from the Russian island of Sakhalin. He was actually born as Yuli Borisovich Bryner to a Swiss/Russian father.

Mentioned in the popular mid-1980s song "One Night in Bangkok," sung by Murray Head, from the soundtrack of the musical "Chess".

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