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Yul Brynner

Knowledge Identifier: +Yul_Brynner


Yul Brynner

Russian born american actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1920.

Countries: United States (58%), United Kingdom (15%), (5%)

Main connections: The King and I (1956 film), Ingrid Bergman, Helen Hayes

Linked to: Western Connecticut State University, American Cancer Society, Romani people, CBS




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Yul Brynner was born in 1920 add something


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. add something


K. T. Stevens - Stevens appeared in a number of films in the 1940s and 1950s, including "The Great Man's Lady" with Barbara Stanwyck, "Address Unknown" , "Port of New York" with Yul Brynner, and "Harriet Craig" with Joan Crawford


He and his first wife, actress Virginia Gilmore (1944–1960), had one child, Yul Brynner II, who was born on December 23, 1946. add something


Bernie Hanighen - Hanighen composed lyrics for the 1946 Broadway musical "Lute Song", which starred Mary Martin and Yul Brynner, and which featured music by Raymond Scott


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


His father nicknamed him "Rock" when he was six in honor of boxer Rocky Graziano, who won the middleweight title in 1947. add something


In 1949 Brynner made his film debut in Port of New York, his only film with his natural head of hair. add something


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


In 1952 he received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of The King in The King and I. add something


Patricia Morison - In February 1954, Morison took over the role of Anna Leonowens in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of "The King and I," which co-starred Yul Brynner in his star-making role as the King of Siam


Dorothy Dandridge - In 1955, 20th Century Fox selected Dandridge to play the supporting role of Tuptim in the film version of the Broadway hit, "The King and I", starring Deborah Kerr 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. add something


He won the 1956 Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the King of Siam in The King and I and made the "Top 10 Stars of the Year" list in both 1957 and 1958. add something


Anatole Litvak - Among his productions there were the Paris-filmed "Anastasia" in 1956 starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner and Helen Hayes


Ed Sullivan - In 1956, Sullivan flew to Europe and was able to film an interview with Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, and Helen Hayes on the set of the film "Anastasia"


Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia - The most famous is probably the highly fictionalized 1956 "Anastasia" starring Ingrid Bergman as Anna Anderson, Yul Brynner as General Bounine , and Helen Hayes as the Dowager Empress Marie, Anastasia's paternal grandmother


Albert Salmi - He made his film debut as Smerdjakov in the 1958 movie version of "The Brothers Karamazov", with Yul Brynner, Lee_J._Cobb, William Shatner, and Richard Basehart


Madame Sul-Te-Wan - Her last screen appearance came in the 1958 Anthony Quinn-directed adventure film "The Buccaneer", starring Yul Brynner and Charlton Heston


Gina Lollobrigida - In 1959 she co-starred with Frank Sinatra in "Never So Few" and with Yul Brynner in "Solomon and Sheba"


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. add something


Vitina Marcus - She was cast in Irwin Allen's 1960 production of "The Lost World", as well as "Taras Bulba" with Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner


Senta Berger - In 1962, she went to Hollywood and worked with stars such as Charlton Heston, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, and Yul Brynner


Brynner, a Russian-born Swiss citizen, renounced his naturalized US citizenship in June 1965 at the American embassy in Berne, Switzerland for tax reasons. add something


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


In 1967 he and Dimitrievitch released a record album The Gypsy and I: Yul Brynner Sings Gypsy Songs. add something


The Long Duel - "'The Long Duel"' is a 1967 British adventure film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Yul Brynner, Trevor_Howard, Charlotte Rampling and Harry Andrews


Sergei Bondarchuk - The year after his victory, in 1969, he starred as Ivan Martik with Yul Brynner and Orson Welles in the Yugoslav epic "Battle of Neretva", directed by Veljko Bulajic


Patricia Morison - In 1971 she and Yul Brynner performed "Shall We Dance" from "The King and I" on a broadcast of the Tony *awards


He appeared in the film version for which he won an Academy Award as Best Actor and in a short-lived TV version on CBS in 1972. add something


Margaret Landon - In 1972, Twentieth Century Fox produced a non-musical TV sitcom for CBS based on "The King and I" film called "Anna and the King", with Samantha Eggar taking the part of Anna Leonowens and Yul Brynner reprising his role as the king


Samantha Eggar - In 1972, she played the governess opposite Yul Brynner for the short-lived TV show "Anna and the King"


Pierre Nord - This novel was adapted into a film "Le Serpent" 1973 starring Yul Brynner, Henry_Fonda and Dirk Bogarde


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. add something


He was a Romani on his mother's side, and in 1977, he was named Honorary President of the International Romani Union, an office that he kept until his death. add something


At the age of 63, he married his fourth wife, Kathy Lee, a 24-year-old ballerina from a small town in Malaysia whom he had met in a production of The King and I in which she had a small dancing role. add something


Yul Brynner died in 1985 add something


In January 1985, nine months before his death, the tour reached New York for a farewell Broadway run add something


Brynner died of lung cancer on October 10, 1985 in New York City on the same day as his "Battle of Neretva" co-star Orson Welles add something


Anna Leonowens - Years later, during her 1985 visit to New York, Bhumibol's wife, Queen Sirikit, went to see the Broadway musical at the invitation of Yul Brynner


Tony Mottola - Mottola played with Doc Severinsen's Orchestra on "The Tonight Show" and composed music for the films "Running on Empty" and "Violated" as well as the 1950s television series "Danger", which starred Yul Brynner


A 1989 biography by his son, Rock Brynner, clarified these issues add something


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


In 2006, Rock wrote a book about his father and his family history titled "Empire and Odyssey: The Brynners in Far East Russia and Beyond" add something


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


On September 28, 2012, an eight-foot-tall statue was inaugurated at Yul Brynner Park, in front of the home where he was born at Aleutskaya St. No. 15 in Vladivostok, Russia add something