William Bendix

William Bendix (January 14, 1906 - December 14, 1964) was an American film actor.

Bendix was born in New York City, and made his film debut in 1942, having worked as a grocer until the Great Depression. He played in supporting roles in dozens of Hollywood films, usually as a soldier, gangster or detective. Probably his best-known role was as Sir Sagramore opposite Bing Crosby in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), in which he took part in the famous trio, "Busy Doing Nothing". On television he played Chester Riley in "The Life of Riley." Bendix died in Los Angeles of pneumonia.


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On television he played Chester Riley in "The Life of Riley." Bendix died in Los Angeles of pneumonia. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6162 Hollywood Blvd. Probably his best-known role was as Sir Sagramore opposite Bing Crosby in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), in which he took part in the famous trio, "Busy Doing Nothing". Yul Brynner is interred in the cemetery at the Saint-Michel-de-Bois-Aubry monastery in Luze, near Poitiers, Vienne, France. He played in supporting roles in dozens of Hollywood films, usually as a soldier, gangster or detective. A clip from that interview was made into just such a commercial by the American Cancer Society, and released after his death. Bendix was born in New York City, and made his film debut in 1942, having worked as a grocer until the Great Depression. 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.

William Bendix (January 14, 1906 - December 14, 1964) was an American film actor. Brynner died in New York City at the age of either 65 or 70 of lung cancer caused by smoking. He later starred in such films as Solomon and Sheba (1959), The Magnificent Seven (1960), and Westworld (1973). He made an immediate impact upon first starring in films in 1956, appearing not only in The King and I that year, but also in major roles in The Ten Commandments and Anastasia. He is one of only seven people who have won both a Tony Award and an Academy Award (Oscar) for the same role.

Brynner's best-known role was that of King Mongkut of Siam in both the stage and film versions of the musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award as Best Actor. His mother was Russian and his father was the Swiss-Mongolian consul general to Russia. Yul Brynner, original name Yul Bryner or Taidje Khan (July 11, 1920, or July 7, 1915 - October 10, 1985) was an exotic actor born in Sakhalin, Russia who appeared in many movies and stage productions. Rock Brynner, University history lecturer.

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