In 1950, before he achieved fame, he was the director of a children's puppet show on CBS, "Life with Snarky Parker" (1950), which lasted barely eight months on the air before cancellation.
Son Yul 'Rock' Brynner II (b. 23 December 1946).
Brynner married Doris Kleiner on the set during shooting of 'The Magnificent Seven' in 1960.
Died the same day as Orson Welles.
His paternal grandmother was Mongolian.
He was an accomplished photographer. He took many photos on the sets of the various projects he worked on over the years.
Audrey Hepburn is the godmother of his daughter Victoria.
Loved modern appliances.
Always prepared breakfast while wearing a silk kimono.
He badly wanted to play the title role in Spartacus (1960) and the role of Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971).
Daughter Melody Brynner (adopted 1975, born in Vietnam).
Daughter Lark (b. 1958), born out of wedlock and raised by her mother.
One of only eight actors to have won both a Tony and an Oscar for having portrayed the same roles on stage and screen. The others are Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), José Ferrer (_Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)_ ) and Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)).
Was very good friends with Deborah Kerr.
Godfather of Charlotte Gainsbourg.
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