Scottish-born actress Deborah Kerr dies aged 86
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The King and I , American musical film , released in , that was scored by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein and features a signature performance by Yul Brynner , who had earlier starred in the hit Broadway adaptation. Brynner portrayed the king of Siam, an imperious monarch who is seen as immortal by his people. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, Anna and the king learn to respect and even admire each other. The Broadway production of The King and I was a huge success, and the film version was received with equal enthusiasm. Brynner gave the performance of his career as the exasperating , often tyrannical, but ultimately compassionate king, and he shared great on-screen chemistry with Kerr.
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That novel in turn was based on memoirs written by Anna Leonowens , who became school teacher to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early s. Leonowens' stories were autobiographical, although various elements of them have been called into question. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for 9 Oscars , winning 5, including Best Actor for Brynner. Another film adaptation of the same musical, the animated film The King and I , was released in A widowed Welsh schoolteacher, Anna , arrives in Bangkok with her young son Louis after being summoned to tutor the many children of King Mongkut. The two are introduced to the intimidating Kralahome, Siam's prime minister, who escorts them to the Royal Palace where they will live, although Anna had been promised her own house.