Yul Brynner was born on 11 July 1920 in Vladivostok, Russia and died on 10 October 1985 in New York, USA from lung cancer.
Biography and Career:
Yul Brynner was the son of Boris Bryner, a Swiss-Russian engineer and inventor and Marousia Blagovidova the daughter of a Russian doctor. He was named Yuli in his child hood. When his mother came to Paris with him he became musician and started playing guitar in the night clubs and worked as a trapeze artist with the famed Cirque d'Hiver Company.
In 1941 he traveled to the US to study acting from Michael Chekhov and in New York he debuted as Fabian in Twelfth Night. In 1944 he worked in TV series Mr Jones and His Neighbors. After that he played with Mary Martin on Broadway in 'Lute Song'. In 1948 he and his wife Virginia Gilmore s
tarred in TV show Mr. and Mrs.
In 1949 he made his film debut in Port of New York. Brynner played role of the King in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "The King and I". He became famous and won the Oscar for Best actor. Brynner married with Virginia Gilmore, Doris Kleiner, Jacqueline de Croisset and Kathy Lee.
Birth name: Yuli Borisovich Bryner
Date of Birth: 11 July 1920
Date of Death: 10 October 1985
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Why is Yul Brynner famous?
Yul Brynner is famous as an actor. He worked in number of movies and in TV shows during his career.
Why do we like Yul Brynner?
We like Yul Brynner because of his good acting talent. He is best known for his role as the king in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "The King and I".