Some of you have great memories! I would not have thought that he died in 1985. In my mind, when I recollect that event, and the commercial, I was a girl, but in reality I was already married and my first son was a year old.
I wonder if it is because I associated him with that time of my life, watching The Ten Commandments on t.v. and Westworld as well? I have never seen The King and I, although I have always wanted to. I never see it on t.v. or have come across the movie for sale anywhere. I should check amazon and put it on my wish list.
Thanks for playing along!
Oh, and incidentally he died the same day as Orson Welles. Which is strange to me, because I would have had a more accurate idea of when Orson Welles died, but was a decade off about Yul Brynner!
I remember him from the King & I but couldn't have told you anything else about him. I do remember random things about others though like being on the school bus when we heard that Freddie Mercury had died.
Yul Brynner was an actor, probably most famous for his role as Ramses in The Ten Commandments. It was seeing the movie this weekend that made me think of him again and wonder.
He was a smoker, and died of cancer, and he made a power anti-smoking commercial, which was much talked about at the time (and I think it is available on youtube).
I won't give the actual date yet, I'm curious to see what others might think.
The King & I is always what I think of when I see his name. I don't remember his death or the anti-smoking commercial, but realize I was traveling (no news, tv or internet back then ) when he died.
The King & I is always the first thing I think of when I hear his name too. According to my mom, he was considered quiet the sex symbol during his time. I recall he died from cancer but of course didn't recall when he died
That commercial was taken from a Good Morning America interview he did a few weeks before dying. I remember watching the interview more than the commercial that aired for many months after his actual death.
To quote Wayne Gretzky, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take."