In the 1950s, few actors dominated Broadway the way Yul Brynner did.
Playing the lead in the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s play “The King and I,” Brynner eEstablished himself as a top-tier performer.
He won two Tonys for his portrayal of the King of Siam, as well as an Academy Award when the play was adapted to film.
Later he was cast in such big budget movies as the Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, and Westworld.
His son Rock was born in 1946, and was as captivated as anyone with his father’s strong a persona.
A few years after his father’s untimely death from lung cancer, Rock Brynner wrote a memoir of life with his famous dad. And tha’s when I met him.
So here now, from 1991, Rock Brynner.
At age 75, Rocj Brynn er has now lived 10 years longer than his father did. He is a professor of history..
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