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Yul Brynner was an actor of stage and screen most famous for portraying King Mongkut of Siam in The King and I.
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Born in Brussels, she studied dance at a young age before starring on Broadway in "Gigi" at the age of 22. Her performance caught the attention of Hollywood, and two years later she starred in "Roman Holiday."
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He also fathered five children: son Yul "Rock" Brynner II and daughters Lark, Victoria, Mia and Melody.
Yul Brynner died of lung cancer on October 10, 1985, in New York City—the same day that film actor/director Orson Welles passed away. Brynner is buried at the St. Robert Churchyard in La Tourraine, France.
A true sophisticate of deliberately mysterious origins, beloved as much by men as by women,
Yul Brynner was at home in a wide variety of languages and social environments. Today, the actor remembered for his looks, range of talents and energy on the set, as well as his capacity to draw others into the spell of his charm.
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