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Brynner died on October 10, 1985 (the same day as Orson Welles, his costar in The Battle of Neretva) in New York City. The cause of death was lung cancer brought on by smoking. Throughout his life, Brynner was always seen with a cigarette in his hand. In January 1985, nine months before his death, he gave an interview on Good Morning America, expressing his desire to make an anti-smoking commercial. A clip from that interview was made into just such a public service announcement by the American Cancer Society, and released after his death; it includes the warning "Now that I'm gone, I tell you, don't smoke." This advertisement now features in the Body Worlds exhibition.
Yul Brynner is interred in the cemetery at the Saint-Michel-de-Bois-Aubry monastery in Luzé, near Poitiers, Vienne, France.
Ron Carey (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 16, 2007. Born December 11, 1935. Officer Levitt on Barney Miller and performed in a number of Mel Brooks movies.
Date of birth
10 June 1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
Date of death
22 June 1969, Chelsea, London, England, UK. (accidental barbiturate overdose)
"That Old Man River keeps rolling along" was one of the many songs that... more
Judy Garland Mini biography