, original name Yul Bryner (July 11
, or July 7
, Vladivostok, Russia - October 10
) was an exotic actor who appeared in many movies
and stage productions. One of his best-known roles was that of the King in the musical The King and I
, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor
Brynner died of lung cancer caused by smoking, and before he died he made an anti-smoking public service announcement.
Yul Brynner is interred in the cemetery at the Saint-Michel-de-Bois-Aubry monastery near Poitiers, Vienne, France.
He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6162 Hollywood Blvd.