Yul Brynner

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Yul Brynner
Born Yuliy Borisovich Brynner
July 11, 1920
Vladivostok, Russia
Died October 10, 1985(1985-10-10) (aged 65)
New York City, New York, United States
Cause of death Lung cancer
Nationality Russian-American
Ethnicity Russian
Citizenship American
Years active 1944 - 1980
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Spouse Virginia Gilmore
(m. 1944 - 1960, divorced) 1 child
Doris Kleiner
(m. 1960 - 1967, divorced) 1 child
Jacqueline de Croisset
(m. 1971 - 1981, divorced) 2 children
Kathy Lee
(m. 1983 - 1985, his death)

Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Broadway and Hollywood actor. He was born in Russia. He moved to the United States and became an American citizen. He appeared in many movies and stage productions in the United States. He is famous for his role as the Siamese king in the musical The King and I on theater and in the movie, as well as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille movie The Ten Commandments and as Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven.

He was known for his shaved head which he kept as a personal sign since his role in The King and I.

He is mentioned in the song "One Night in Bangkok".

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