Yul Brynner
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"Yul Brynner"Record of Yul Brynner, #108-18-2984. Social Security Administration. [http://ssdi.rootsweb.com Born in 1920 according to the Social Security Death Index (although some sources indicate the year was 1915)] Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. In his biography of his father, Rock Yul Brynner, asserts that Yul Brynner was born in the later year (1920). was a Russian-born United States-based film and stage actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the King Mongkut/King of Thailand/Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actor/Academy Award for the The King and I (1956 film)/film version; he played the role 4,625 times on stage. He is also remembered as Ramesses II/Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments (1956 film)/The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia (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.

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Whatever you do, don't do it.

I have been offered a lot for my work, but never everything.

Now that I'm gone, I tell you; Don't smoke. Whatever you do, don't smoke.

Now that I'm gone, I tell you: don't smoke, whatever you do, don't smoke.

I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

When I am dead and buried, on my tombstone I would like to have it written, "I have arrived." Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead.