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Yul Brynner: A Biography

Yul Brynner: A Biography
Your Price: $27.99 CDN
Author: Michelangelo Capua
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 200
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 0786424613
ISBN-13: 9780786424610

About the Book:

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 theatre.

This biography takes you through Yul Brynner's formative years in Russia, France, and China and describes his journey from sweeping stages in Parisian theatres to a versatile career in theatre, 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.

What people say:

"...a must read... a treasure trove... one of the best star biographies I've read in years." — Canyon News

"...provides some fascinating insights into Bryner's difficult and rebarbarative personality." — DVD Choices

About the Author:

Michelangelo Capua is the author of several biographies of Hollywood film stars. He lives in London.