February 20, 1986 |
Yul Brynner spoke from the grave Wednesday, warning "now that I'm gone--don't smoke," in an eerie anti-smoking commercial released four months after the star of the "King and I" died of lung cancer. "Now that I'm gone, I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do. Just don't smoke," Brynner says in a throaty voice in the American Cancer Society television commercial. Brynner, who for a time smoked five packs of cigarettes a day, died Oct. 10. He was 65.
October 10, 1985 |
Yul Brynner, who with shaved head and regally haughty presence played and replayed the starring role in "The King and I" for more than 30 years, died early today in a New York Hospital. He was 65. With him when he died at 1 a.m. at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center were his wife, Kathy Lee, and his four children, said Josh Ellis, the actor's spokesman. "He died of multiple complications that came as a result of what was originally cancer," Ellis said. "He faced death with a dignity and strength that astounded his doctors.
December 14, 1996 |
The world knows Oscar winner Yul Brynner as the bald larger-than-life star of "The King and I," "The Ten Commandments," "Anastasia" and "The Magnificent Seven," but to his family and friends, Brynner was also an accomplished photographer. And it is this side of the actor that is revealed in "Yul Brynner: Photographer," a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book written by Brynner's daughter, Victoria Brynner. The book, published by Harry N.
July 23, 2001
SPECIALS HBO repeats "Bill Russell: My Life" (7 p.m.), a documentary about the Hall of Famer who made life miserable for the Lakers by leading the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA championships. SERIES "Biography" (8 p.m. A&E) profiles boxer Oscar De La Hoya. MOVIES Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson protect Mexican villagers from Eli Wallach in "The Magnificent Seven" (8 p.m. TNT), John Sturges' stirring remake of "The Seven Samurai." SPORTS The Dodgers visit the Milwaukee Brewers (5 p.m.
June 13, 1988
Some Films From Louis L'Amour Novels or Screenplays 1. Hondo (1953), with John Wayne 2. East of Sumatra (1953), with Jeff Chandler 3. The Burning Hills (1956), with Tab Hunter 4. The Tall Stranger (1957), with Joel McCrea 5. Heller in Pink Tights (1960), with Sophia Loren 6. Taggart (1964), with Tony Young 7. Kid Rodelo (1966), with Don Murray 8. Catlow (1971), with Yul Brynner 9. The Sacketts (1979), with Sam Elliott* 10.Down the Long Hills (1986) with Bruce Boxleitner* * Made for television.
November 19, 1985 |
"Mahvelous!" Billy Crystal. A&M. Beginning last year on "Saturday Night Live," Crystal--until then a merely likable comedian--allowed his more outrageous side to come out, and it's been all for the good. Here are some of his most memorable characters--including the ingratiatingly smarmy "Fernando" ("You look mah-velous"). Crystal's timing fails him in only one place here: the album has a sketch poking fun at--ouch!--Yul Brynner.