The King and I at 60
Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner in the original stage production The King and I in 1951. This was Lawrence's last show, performing the role of Anna Leonowens up until the last few weeks before her death.
Today is the 60th anniversary for the opening night of the musical The King and I.
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