Yul Brynner: Hollywood’s Russian Pharaoh
1956: THE YEAR OF YUL
1956 was the year of Yul Brynner in Hollywood. That year Yul wowed to movie audiences as the charming Oriental king in “The King and I”, the arrogant Pharaoh Ramses in “The Ten Commandments” and a conniving Russian exile in “Anastasia”. Yul Brynner is one of my favorite actors because there has only been one Yul Brynner – he was an exquisitely unique, beautiful and inspirational talent!
AN ICON OF AN ERA
Yul Brynner, with his exotic looks. commanding presence and mysterious background was the most exciting movie star since Valentino. “The King and I”, “Anastasia” and “The Ten Commandments” were three brilliant films and to reward Yul for his amazing work in “The King and I” he won the Oscar for best actor. My other favorite Yul Brynner films include “The Journey”, “Brothers Karamazov”, and “The Magnificent Seven”. Like Monroe, Yul Brynner was a creature of the 1950’s, an icon for an era.
Yul Brynner Web Links
Magnificent Seven Yahoo Group – has lots and lots of Yul photos as well as photos of the other gorgeous actors in the Magnificent Seven
Yul Brynner Yahoo Group – a discussion group for Yul Brynner fans
Charlton Heston World – a great tribute to a great actor, includes pages on all his best films including The Ten Commandments
Sakhalin Island – find out more about where Yul Brynner was born
Meredy’s Postcards – send someone a Yul postie
Yul Brynner, Quite Simply The King – another one of Meredy’s outstanding websites.
Find-A-Grave – see a photo of Yul’s gravestone
If you have thoughts about Yul or my page please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This page was last updated on April 17, 2016.