how tall is Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner Height
5′ 8″ (173 cm)
Yul Brynner was a Russian-born actor who became famous for his performances in both stage and film. He was born on July 11, 1920, in Vladivostok, Russia.
Biography of Yul Brynner:
He was born Yuliy Borisovich Briner in Vladivostok, Russia, on July 11, 1920, to a Swiss-German mother and a Russian father of Mongolian and Buryat ancestry.
Brynner’s parents divorced when he was young, and he spent much of his childhood traveling with his mother, eventually settling in Paris. He began his acting career in the French theater and later worked in American television and film. Brynner is best known for his roles in the movies “The King and I” (1956), “The Ten Commandments” (1956), and “Westworld” (1973).
Brynner won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as the King of Siam in “The King and I,” which was also his Broadway debut. He played the role on stage more than 4,000 times, becoming closely associated with the character. He reprised the role in the film adaptation and later in a 1977 Broadway revival.
In addition to his acting career, Brynner was an accomplished photographer and directed two films, “The Journey” (1959) and “The Magnificent Seven” (1960). He was also a passionate advocate for the fight against smoking, having smoked heavily for much of his life before being diagnosed with lung cancer in the 1980s. Brynner appeared in a series of public service announcements urging people to quit smoking, including one filmed shortly before his death in 1985.
Brynner was married four times and had five children. He was known for his charismatic personality and his love of music, particularly jazz. He died of lung cancer on October 10, 1985, in New York City, at the age of 65.