Yul Brynner

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  • Birth Name: Yul Bryner
  • Birth Place: Vladivostok, Russia
  • Died: October 10, 1985
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Photographer
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Fast Facts

  • When interviewed, gave differing information about his life, including that he was born Taidje Khan on Sakhalin Island to a Mongol father and a Gypsy mother.
  • His grandfather Julius Bryner was a Swiss immigrant who was a "founder" of the city of Vladivostok.
  • Was once a trapeze artist with the French circus Cirque d'Hiver.
  • Played his most famous role, the King of Siam in The King and I, in over 4,000 stage performances.
  • One of few people to win an Oscar and a Tony for the same role.
  • Was a talented photographer whose work was used in major magazines and as official studio production stills.
  • Died the same day as Orson Welles.
  • Appeared in a posthumously released public-service announcement in which he linked his fatal lung cancer to his smoking habit.

Awards

  • 1952, Tony — Actor, Supporting or Featured (Musical): Winner
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1956, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1985, Tony — Special Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Vera Bryner — Sister
  • Virginia Gilmore — Ex-wife
  • Marousia Bryner — Mother
  • Victoria Brynner — Daughter
  • Mia — Daughter
  • Doris Brynner — Ex-wife
  • Jacqueline de Croisset — Ex-wife
  • Boris Bryner — Father
  • Rock Brynner — Son
  • Lark — Daughter
  • Melody — Daughter
  • Claire Bloom — Ex-significant Other
  • Kathy Lee — Wife
  • Marlene Dietrich — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: Yul Bryner
  • Birth Place: Vladivostok, Russia
  • Died: October 10, 1985
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Photographer

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