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Haing S. Ngor

Haing S Ngor
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Birth nameHaing Somnang Ngor
Birth dateMarch 22, 1940
Place of birthSamrong Yong, Cambodia
Date of deathFebruary 25, 1996(age 55)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, physician, author
Years active1984 1996 (acting)
SpouseMy-Huoy Ngor

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Dr. Haing Somnang Ngor ( , March 22, 1940 - February 25, 1996) was a Cambodian American physician, actor and author who is best known for winning the 1985 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his debut performance in the movie The Killing Fields, in which he portrayed Cambodian journalist and refugee Dith Pran. His mother was Khmer and his father was of Chinese descent. Ngor and Harold Russell are the only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Award in an acting category.

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