Haing S. Ngor Biography
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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. As of 2010, Ngor remains the only Asian to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Haing S. Ngor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.