Yul Brynner: A Biography (Google eBook)

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McFarland, May 11, 2006 - Performing Arts - 208 pages
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Known as the bald cowboy in The Magnificent Seven and the sexy, charismatic male lead in The King and I, Yul Brynner was a Hollywood paragon of masculinity. Beyond his distinctive appearance and distinguished acting career was a life of intrigue and concocted tales surrounding his youth. Born Youl Bryner in Russia, he played gypsy guitar and worked as a trapeze clown until a severe injury motivated him to pursue his interest in theater. This biography takes readers through Brynner's formative years in Russia, France and China and describes his journey from sweeping stages in Parisian theaters to a versatile career in theater, television and film, reaching a stardom that began and ended with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. With accounts of his personal and professional successes and failures, the book includes his four marriages, his numerous and notorious affairs with such stars as Judy Garland, Joan Crawford and Ingrid Bergman, and his 1985 death from lung cancer. A filmography details his movies and plays, and appendices outline his work in documentaries, music and soundtracks, radio programs and television.
  

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Contents

Gypsy King
10
Television Debut
25
Dietrich and Crawford
42
Cecil B DeMille
49
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
56
A Bastard with a Heart of Gold
75
The Magnificent Seven
93
Surprise Flops
108
Westworld
136
Long Live the King
145
Filmography
161
Stage Appearances
172
Notes
179
Bibliography
187
Index
195
Copyright

Terrible Choices
123

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Page vi - Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, for interviewing members of the dance community whose lives and legacies are threatened by AIDS.

About the author (2006)

Michelangelo Capua is a correspondent for an Italian film magazine and the author of several McFarland biographies of Hollywood film stars. He lives in London.

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