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 Vera Brynner

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Vera Brynner

  • Birth 17 Jan 1916 Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia
  • Death 13 Dec 1967 New York, USA
  • Burial Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 103871491

Vera (Borisovna) Bryner was the sister of Yul Brynner (who added a 2nd 'n' to the last name).

When she settled down in New York City, she tried to start a singing career. Appeared in several movies, singing Russia folk songs. She was well known for her high pitched soprano voice.

She openned up a Voice Studio, to help Broadway actors improve their singing capabilities.

She recorded one record album, singing Russian Romances, gypsy and folk songs in Russian.

Vera was married twice:
1- Roy Raymond (1948 - 13 December 1967) (till her death). Had 1 child, Irina.
2- Valentin Pavlovsky (? - ?) (divorced)

Vera died to breast cancer in New York City.
She had a Russian Orthodox Funeral.

Vera's and Yul Brynner's mother Maria (Marusia) Blagovidova, is also buried next to Vera's grave.
Irina (Veras only child) is also buried alongside with Vera.

NOTE (from member):
Vera had one child, Laura, not Irina. Irena, who is buried at the same location, was her cousin but they were more like sisters. Irena was a reknown goldsmith and sculptress who died in January 2003.



  • Created by: R.C.
  • Added: 20 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103871491
  • G Jack Donahue
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vera Brynner (17 Jan 1916–13 Dec 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103871491, citing Nelsonville Cemetery, Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York, USA ; Maintained by R.C. (contributor 47303570) .