Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Yul Brynner

Yul BrynnerOver at Bald R Us, Tony has declared Yul Brynner to be the Bald Man of the Century.

Yul Brynner was probably best known for his role in The King and I, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar. He shaved his head for that role, and kept it for the rest of his career. It was part of the distinctive style that made him seem mysterious and exotic in the various roles he played. Whether he was playing an Egyptian pharoah or a post-apocalyptic warrior, it was hard to turn your eyes away from Yul Brynner.

Brynner died due to cancer in 1985. The Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation was created a few years before his death, after Yul realized that his long use of tobacco was contributing to his health problems.

Yul Brynner at the Internet Movie Database
Quite Simply, The King

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