Yul Brynner was a Russian born American actor of stage and film who was
best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and
Hammerstein musical The King and I (1951). Brynner won an Academy
Award for Best Actor for the film version of the musical (1956). He is also
remembered as Rameses ll in the 1956 film The Ten Commandments and
as Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven (1960). He was also an avid
photographer and the author of two books.