Knowledge Identifier: +Yul_Brynner
By 1940, Brynner had returned to China and he emigrated from Dairen aboard the S.S. President Cleveland, arriving in the U.S. October 25, 1940.
He and his first wife, actress Virginia Gilmore (19441960), had one child, Yul Brynner II, who was born on December 23, 1946.
Raymond Scott - He composed and arranged music for the 1946 Broadway musical "Lute Song", starring Mary Martin and Yul Brynner
Nancy Reagan - She landed the role of Si-Tchun, a lady-in-waiting, in the 1946 Broadway musical about the Orient, "Lute Song", starring Mary Martin and a pre-stardom Yul Brynner
Sidney Lumet - After gaining valuable experience working Off-Broadway and in summer stock theatre, he began to direct in the new medium of television in 1950, after working as an assistant to friend and-director Yul Brynner.
William Shatner - Though his official movie debut was in the 1951 Canadian film "The Butler's Night Off", Shatner's first feature role came in the 1958 MGM film "The Brothers Karamazov" with Yul Brynner, in which he starred as the youngest of the Karamazov brothers, Alexei
Doretta Morrow - In March 1951 Morrow created the role of Tuptim in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I", with Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner
Brynner made an immediate impact upon launching his mainstream film career in 1956 and quickly gained superstar status after appearing not only in The King and I that year but in starring roles in The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston which remains one of the top five highest grossing films in history when adjusted for inflation and Anastasia with Ingrid Bergman.
His second wife, from 1960 to 1967, Doris Kleiner, was a Chilean model whom he married on the set during shooting of The Magnificent Seven in 1960.
Brynner, a Russian-born Swiss citizen, renounced his naturalized US citizenship in June 1965 at the American embassy in Berne, Switzerland for tax reasons.
Larry Cohen - In 1966 he wrote the screenplay to the western film "Return of the Seven" aka "Return of the Magnificent Seven", a sequel to the original film, which saw the return of Yul Brynner as gunslinger Chris Adams
Patricia Morison - In 1971 she and Yul Brynner performed "Shall We Dance" from "The King and I" on a broadcast of the Tony *awards
Samantha Eggar - In 1972, she played the governess opposite Yul Brynner for the short-lived TV show "Anna and the King"
He appeared in the original production and later touring productions as well as a 1977 Broadway revival, London Production in 1979 and another Broadway revival in 1985.
Michael Chekhov - When reissued in 1991 it had additional material by Chekhov estate executor Mala_Powers; an abridged version appeared under the title, "To the Actor", which was published in 1953, with a preface by Yul Brynner, and reissued in 2002 with an additional foreword by Simon Callow and additional Russian material translated and commented on by Andrei Malaev-Babel
Dennis Lehane - In Spring 2009, Lehane became a Joseph E. Connor *award recipient and honorary brother of Phi Alpha Tau professional fraternity at Emerson College in Boston , MA. Other brothers and Connor *award recipients include Robert Frost, Elia Kazan, Jack Lemmon, Red Skelton, Edward R. Murrow, Yul Brynner, and Walter Cronkite