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Yul Brynner

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Birthday
11, 1920
Birthplace
Vladivostok, Russia
Death Date
Oct 10, 1985 (65)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1920
Birthplace
Vladivostok, Russia
Death Date
Oct 10, 1985 (65)

About

Russian/Swiss actor well-known for his typecast roles as stern rulers in The King and I and The Ten Commandments. His other films include Anastasia, The Sound and the Fury, and Death Rage.

Before Fame

He lived in Russia, France, and China before immigrating to the U.S. He debuted as Paul Vicola in the 1949 film, Port of New York.

Trivia

Russian-born, he played Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven.

Family Life

He married four times: to Virginia Gilmore, Frankie Tilden, Jacqueline Thion de la Chaume, and Kathy Lee. He had a daughter named Victoria with his second wife. Victoria's godmother was Audrey Hepburn. Brynner also adopted two Vietnamese children with his third wife. 

Associated With

He beat out Rex Harrison while auditioning for the role of the King of Siam in The King and I.