Who took the lead parts in The King and I (1956)? July 30, 2020September 30, 2011 by Pamela Landy Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner had the lead parts in The King and I (1956). Brynner won an Oscar. Related Answers Who played Anna in Anna and the King of Siam (1946) and who played the king? What was Yul Brynner’s national origin? When was King Solomon king of Israel? Who adopted the word “cameo” as a cinematic term for walk-on parts for well-known people? How many years separated parts one and two of Cervantes’s Don Quixote? Who were the lead cave dwellers befriending the lost astronauts on “It’s About Time” (CBS, 1966-67)?