Yul Brynner - Anti-Smoking Commercial

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Yul Brynner - Anti-Smoking Commercial

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Yul Brynner - Anti-Smoking Commercial
http://youtu.be/JNjunlWUJJI


Uploaded by DutchTornado on Oct 21, 2006
This commercial aired after Yul Brynner's death.

Now that I'm gone, I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do, just don't smoke



Death

Brynner died of lung cancer on October 10,1985 in New York City, the same day as his Battle of Neretva co-star Orson Welles.
Knowing he was dying of cancer, Brynner starred in a run of farewell performances of his most famous role, The King and I, on Broadway from January 7 to June 30, 1985, with Mary Beth Peil as Anna Leonowens. His last performance marked the 4,633rd time he had played the role of the King.[24]

Throughout his life Brynner was often seen with a cigarette in his hand. 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.[25] A clip from that interview was made into a public service announcement by the American Cancer Society and released after his death. It includes the warning "Now that I'm gone, I tell you don't smoke. Whatever you do, just don't smoke. If I could take back that smoking, we wouldn't be talking about any cancer. I'm convinced of that."[26] This advertisement is now featured in the Body Worlds exhibition.

His remains are interred in France on the grounds of the Saint-Michel-de-Bois-Aubry Russian Orthodox monastery near Luzé between Tours and Poitiers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yul_Brynner#cite_note-25

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