TIL Between 1951 and his death in 1985, Yul Brynner gave 4,625 performances as the King of Siam in “The King and I” on stage, which at the time was a Broadway record for a single role. He is also one of only nine people to win a Tony and an Oscar for the same role.

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>*He played the role 4,625 times on stage and became known for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for The King and I. Considered one of the first Russian-American film stars, he was honored with a ceremony to put his handprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 1956, and also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.* Normalize sexy baldness again!


“ One night in Bangkok “ Bangkok, Oriental setting And the city don’t know that the city is getting The creme de la creme of the chess world In a show with everything but Yul Brynner


Nine actually seems like a lot


Mount Baldy. Mount baldy. What did Yul Brynner’s wife do on their wedding night?


The best pharaoh too!