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Yul Brynner

Born: Jul 11, 1920

Death: Oct 10, 1985

Birthplace: Vladivostok

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Yul Brynner

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1920
Date of Death : Oct 10, 1985
Birth Place : Vladivostok

Yul Brynner was a Russian-born United States-based film and stage actor. He was best known for his portrayals of Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, and of King Mongkut of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version. He played the role 4625 times on stage. Brynner portrayed General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King and I. Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books.


  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Writer
  • Photographer
  • Television Director

Also known as

  • Yuli Borisovich Bryner
  • Youl Bryner
  • Yuliy Borisovich Briner
  • Julius Briner
  • Brenner, Yul
  • Jules Bryner
  • Yul Brenner
  • Yuliy Borsovich Briner
  • Yuliy Borisovich Brynner
  • Yul Borisovich Bryner


  • Boris Yuliyevich Briner
  • Marousia Dimitrievna Blagovidova


  • Virginia Gilmore
  • Doris Kleiner
  • Kathy Lee
  • Jacqueline de Croisset


  • Yul ''Rock'' Brynner II
  • Victoria Brynner
  • Mia Brynner
  • Melody Brynner
  • Lark Brynner

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Actor
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
  • Special Tony Award
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
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