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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 10, 1985|
|Born:||July 11, 1920||Cause of Death:||complications from cancer|
|Birth Place:||Russia||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began career as circus acrobat
Took up acting after serious accident
Supported himself as singer and guitarist
Joined French acting troupe
Moved to USA
US stage acting debut in "Twelfth Night" (with touring company)
Failed Universal screen test for looking "too Oriental"
American film acting debut, "Port of New York"
First production of "The King & I" (ran for 1,246 performances)
Recreated his signature role in "The King and I"; received Best Actor Oscar
Co-starred in "The Magnificent Seven"
Played a robot in the sci-fi thriller "Westworld"
Returned to Broadway in "The King & I"
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