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  • Yul Brynner

    Born on July 11, 1920 in Vladivostok, Primorsky Province, Russia

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The King and I (1956)

Yul Brynner as "King Mongkut of Siam"

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

Academy Award (1956) Won Best Actor
Golden Globe (1956) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical


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