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February 21, 1988
In reviewing "Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey" (The Book Review, Jan. 31), Lynne Bundesen writes, "Ngor cares passionately and his opinions matter. His strength and virtually indescribable will to live and overcome give him a certain authority beyond that of survivor/movie star." Yet, "as a doctor, he let a man die on the operating table while he escaped the Khmer Rouge. The expectant mother of his child died in his arms because he was unable to or did not practice his medical skills on her at the final hour."
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July 17, 2013 | By David Ng
Haing S. Ngor won an Academy Award for portraying a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields," but his own life story offers an equally riveting and dramatic tale. That's the audience hook for a new stage play based on the life and untimely death of the doctor-turned-actor. Although the playwright contends that he was scrupulous in adapting Ngor's life for the theater, the estate of the late Oscar winner has come out against the play, threatening to take legal action against the writer.
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March 14, 1996
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday offered $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Ngor, best known locally for his Academy Award-winning performance in the movie "The Killing Fields," was shot to death near Chinatown on Feb. 25 around 8:30 p.m. as he got out of his car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2010 | By My-Thuan Tran
On a rainy night nearly 14 years ago, Haing Ngor parked his gold Mercedes in a graffiti-lined alleyway behind his apartment on the edge of Chinatown. The Cambodian refugee-turned-actor had won an Academy Award for his role in 1984's "The Killing Fields," but he still lived in a tiny apartment where he kept his Oscar next to a large Buddha statue. As he stepped out of his car, gunshots echoed off the alley walls. A neighbor rushed outside to find Ngor slumped on the pavement of his carport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1996 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many Cambodians in Southern California debated Tuesday why Academy Award-winning actor Haing S. Ngor was shot to death, but some wondered if assassination was the motive because he had tried to bring perpetrators of the Cambodian holocaust to trial before an international tribunal. "We cannot rule out a political motive," said Borann Duong, editor of Cam News, a Cambodian-language newspaper in Long Beach.
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September 12, 1989 | ELIZABETH LU, Times Staff Writer
On Aug. 17, Haing Ngor, winner of an Academy Award for his role in "The Killing Fields," stepped off a plane in Phnom Penh and saw his homeland for the first time since 1979, when he fled the brutal rule of the Communist Khmer Rouge. During his stay in the capital city, there were happy moments, such as his reunion with a younger brother he had not seen in 15 years. But mainly, what he saw saddened him.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By David Ng
Haing S. Ngor won an Academy Award for portraying a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields," but his own life story offers an equally riveting and dramatic tale. That's the audience hook for a new stage play based on the life and untimely death of the doctor-turned-actor. Although the playwright contends that he was scrupulous in adapting Ngor's life for the theater, the estate of the late Oscar winner has come out against the play, threatening to take legal action against the writer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2010 | By My-Thuan Tran
On a rainy night nearly 14 years ago, Haing Ngor parked his gold Mercedes in a graffiti-lined alleyway behind his apartment on the edge of Chinatown. The Cambodian refugee-turned-actor had won an Academy Award for his role in 1984's "The Killing Fields," but he still lived in a tiny apartment where he kept his Oscar next to a large Buddha statue. As he stepped out of his car, gunshots echoed off the alley walls. A neighbor rushed outside to find Ngor slumped on the pavement of his carport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1996 | K. CONNIE KANG and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Until his death 11 days ago, actor Haing S. Ngor was the most visible champion of the little-known international effort to bring the leaders of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia to justice. "I feel like I lost my twin brother," said Dith Pran, who worked with Ngor for more than a decade to rouse global public opinion over the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. "Now I'll have to continue with one hand, carrying Ngor's picture and spirit with me."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1996 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Murder charges were filed Friday against three men suspected of shooting Academy Award-winning actor and Cambodian activist Haing S. Ngor to death in February outside his apartment near Dodger Stadium. Tak Sun Tan, 19, of Alhambra was arrested Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Jason Chan, 18, and Idra Lim, 19, both of Los Angeles, were already in police custody in connection with an unrelated robbery, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998 | DANIEL YI and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three Chinatown gang members were convicted by separate juries Thursday of murdering human rights activist and Oscar-winning actor Haing Ngor, who escaped Cambodia's infamous "killing fields" only to be gunned down outside his Los Angeles apartment in a 1996 robbery. The convictions of Tak Sun Tan, 21, and 20-year-olds Jason Chan and Indra Lim came on the same day that authorities in Cambodia confirmed the fatal heart attack of Pol Pot, whose murderous regime claimed more than 1 million lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after banning reporters from the courtroom where three men are being tried in the slaying of actor Haing Ngor, a judge Tuesday rescinded his ruling and made transcripts of the court proceedings available to the media. In an unusual arrangement, separate juries have been impaneled for each of the defendants--Tak Sun Tan, 21, Jason Chan, 20, and Indra Lim, 20. The men are charged with robbing and murdering Ngor, 55, in his apartment's carport two years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a highly unusual action Monday, the judge in the trial of three men suspected of killing Oscar-winning actor Haing Ngor banned reporters from the courtroom after they refused to comply with his order not to report on the opening statement. Superior Court Judge J.D. Smith said that he asked reporters to withhold information because each of the three defendants has a separate jury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1996 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Murder charges were filed Friday against three men suspected of shooting Academy Award-winning actor and Cambodian activist Haing S. Ngor to death in February outside his apartment near Dodger Stadium. Tak Sun Tan, 19, of Alhambra was arrested Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Jason Chan, 18, and Idra Lim, 19, both of Los Angeles, were already in police custody in connection with an unrelated robbery, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday offered $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Ngor, best known locally for his Academy Award-winning performance in the movie "The Killing Fields," was shot to death near Chinatown on Feb. 25 around 8:30 p.m. as he got out of his car.
NEWS
March 10, 1996 | K. CONNIE KANG and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Until his death Feb. 25, actor Haing S. Ngor was the most visible champion of the little-known international effort to bring the leaders of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia to justice. "I feel like I lost my twin brother," said Dith Pran, who worked with Ngor for more than a decade to rouse global public opinion over the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. "Now I'll have to continue with one hand, carrying Ngor's picture and spirit with me."
NEWS
February 15, 1988 | DAVID DEVOSS, Times Staff Writer
The tiny, two-bedroom apartment just east of Chinatown is not the sort of place one expects to find a best-selling author, much less an award-winning actor. Blistering plaster and threadbare carpets complement furniture best described as "serviceable." Only a large temple rubbing from Angkor Wat and a wall covered with awards bespeak the occupant's origin and accomplishments. Dwarfed by a statue of a standing Buddha, his 1985 Oscar for best supporting actor is accorded no special place of honor.
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January 31, 1988 | Lynne Bundesen, Bundesen covered Cambodia from 1977-1979 from Bangkok and the Cambodian border
Tied to a cross, feet burning, finger cut off, head in a vise, watching pregnant women raped and split apart by knives and riding in a limousine to accept an Academy Award--all in less than a decade for Haing Ngor (the Westernized version of his Cambodian name). Everything about his life is incredible and yet oh so painfully the fact. Ngor is remembered by some as the Cambodian actor who played the part of a fellow Cambodian, Dith Pran, in the movie "The Killing Field."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 100 members of Orange County's Cambodian community on Thursday honored Haing S. Ngor, who was slain outside his Los Angeles home, for helping to bring the plight of Cambodians under the Khmer Rouge to worldwide attention. Ngor, 55, was shot to death Feb. 25 as he got out of his car. The killer remains unidentified. At a memorial service at Cambodian Family Inc., an education and resource center, Cambodian Americans remembered the Oscar-winning actor Thursday for his contributions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1996 | K. CONNIE KANG and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Until his death 11 days ago, actor Haing S. Ngor was the most visible champion of the little-known international effort to bring the leaders of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia to justice. "I feel like I lost my twin brother," said Dith Pran, who worked with Ngor for more than a decade to rouse global public opinion over the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. "Now I'll have to continue with one hand, carrying Ngor's picture and spirit with me."
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