Dr. HAING S. NGOR
– SURVIVOR AND ACTOR -
Welcome to some background notes on a survivor of the Khmer Rouge who became an actor.
Actor Haing S. Ngor endured persecution and numberous atrocities under the Khmer Rouge before moving to the U.S. and starring in The Killing Fields.
Born in Cambodia in 1940, physician Haing S. Ngor endured numerous atrocities under rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge before moving to the U.S. and starring in The Killing Fields. He later co-wrote a book, Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey, about life under the Khmer Rouge.
In 1996, Ngor was shot and killed outside his apartment in Los Angeles, California, during a robbery by members of a street gang.
Clancy's comment: What a sad ending, eh? Brilliant movie though.