21CF Oscars Countdown: Yul Brynner with his Oscar for his role in ‘The King and I’ (1956)

21CF Oscars Countdown: Yul Brynner with his Oscar for his role in ‘The King and I’ (1956)

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In the days leading up to the 88th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from our 20th Century Fox Archives.

Yul Brynner from The King and I

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Yul Brynner won Best Actor for his role as King Mongkut of Siam in “The King and I” in 1956. The film also won for Best Art Direction (Color), Best Costume Design (Color), Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) and Best Sound Recording.

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