Yul Brynner ( July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born film and stage actor.  He was best known for his portrayal of Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, as 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. Brynner also portaryed General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven.

Yul Brynner ( July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born film and stage actor. He was best known for his portrayal of Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, as 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. Brynner also portaryed General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven.

Yul Brynner - (1920-1958) Died of lung cancer. Was a Russian born American based film and stage actor, model, TV director, author and photographer. Best know for his roles in "The King and I", "The Ten Commandments", "Magnificent Seven". etc.

Yul Brynner - (1920-1958) Died of lung cancer. Was a Russian born American based film and stage actor, model, TV director, author and photographer. Best know for his roles in "The King and I", "The Ten Commandments", "Magnificent Seven". etc.

“That cat is his own man.” Louis Armstrong. Photo by Editta Sherman

“That cat is his own man.” Louis Armstrong. Photo by Editta Sherman

Yul Brynner with Marlon Brando in Morituri directed by Bernhard Wicki, 1965

Yul Brynner with Marlon Brando in Morituri directed by Bernhard Wicki, 1965

Yul Brynner in "The King and I" (Rodgers and "Hammerstein's The King and I), (1956) COUNTRY: United States. DIRECTOR: Walter Lang.

The King and I (1956)

Yul Brynner in "The King and I" (Rodgers and "Hammerstein's The King and I), (1956) COUNTRY: United States. DIRECTOR: Walter Lang.

Yul Brynner:  "When I am dead and buried, on my tombstone I would like to have it written, 'I have arrived.' Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead."

Yul Brynner: "When I am dead and buried, on my tombstone I would like to have it written, 'I have arrived.' Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead."

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