1915 - Yuliy Borisovich Brynner, born on the 11th of July in Sakhalin Island, Russian S.F.S.R. He was a Russian-born Broadway and Academy Award-winning Hollywood actor.
1940 - A brief career as a circus acrobat in France, Brynner started actingwith a touring company.
1946 - He made his Broadway debut in Lute Sang.
1951 - He began playing his most famous role, the king of Siamin The King and I in the Broadway production of the Oscar and Hammersteinmusical.
1956 - 1960 - Along the way, he also starred in The TenCommandments, Anastasia, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Magnificent Seven.
1956 - After more than three years and 1,246 performances, hestarred in the screen version, winning an Oscar for Best Actor.
1985 - He then returned to the stage for an additional 3,379 stage performances.
- Died on the 10th of October (the same day as Orson Welles, his costar in The Battle of Neretva) in New York City. The cause of death was lung cancer brought on by smoking.
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