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Yul Brynner as photographer

The Oscar and Tony Award winner was an accomplished photographer whose pictures are included in a four-volume set.

December 20, 2010

With his shaved pate, sonorous voice and commanding presence, Yul Brynner mesmerized theater and film audiences from the 1950s through the 1970s, winning a Tony Award and an Oscar as the king of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I." He also played Rameses II in "The Ten Commandments" and a hired gun in "The Magnificent Seven."

Brynner, who died of lung cancer in 1985, also was an accomplished photographer. His daughter, Victoria Brynner, has edited the lavish coffee-table book "Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey" ($150), a 10-pound-plus set of his work in four volumes: "Life Style," featuring intimate portraits of his four wives and his children as well the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn; "Life on Set," which highlights his behind-the-scenes photographs: "1956," documenting his photographic studies from that year; and "Man of Style," which offers portraits of the actor.

— Susan King

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