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.

MINI BIO:

Shaven-headed actor of Swiss-Mongolian parentage (born on an island off the coast of Siberia). A former trapeze artist who turned to acting after being injured in a fall, his subsequent career was inextricably tied up with his portrayals of the King of Siam in The King and I, and the mysterious gunfighter in black in The Magnificent Seven. His faint accent and clipped tones remained unique, but a further stage stint with The King and I in the late seventies signalled his departure from the screen. Married to Virginia Gilmore from 1944-1960. Oscar for The King and I. Died from lung cancer.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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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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Yul Brynner Quotes:

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.


Vin: I wish I knew for sure.
Chris: Knew what?
Vin: Whether I'm here because Chico is a friend of mine, or if I'm just on the prod for a fight like Frank. Killing can get inside you.
Chris: And you think that's happening to you?
Vin: Why else would I be here? Sure Chico is a friend of mine. But, hell, I don't even know his last name.
Chris: Neither do I.
Vin: Don't it make you wonder?
Chris: No.
Vin: How the hell come, Chris?
Chris: Because in all the years I made my way with a gun, I never once shot a man just to see him fall. If that time ever comes, I'll throw my guns in a water bucket and walk away. So will you.


Chris: Oh, hell. If that's all that's holding things up, I'll drive the rig.


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

He was an accomplished photographer. He took many photos on the sets of the various projects he worked on over the years.

One of only eight actors to have won both a Tony and an Oscar for having portrayed the same roles on stage and screen. The others are Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)) and Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)).

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